Posts Tagged ‘Maria Friedman’

Review – Merrily We Roll Along, Menier Chocolate Factory

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Rating

Confused?

Not if you’re familiar with Merrily We Roll Along which starts in 1976 and moves back through the years to 1957 and inspired Phil to write the review in reverse.

But unlike Stephen Sondheim, his book writer George Furth or Pinter or George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart who wrote the original play on which it’s based he’s not sharp enough for that. So he’ll leave it there. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Invisible Man, Menier Chocolate Factory

Thursday 18 November 2010

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Sunday in the Dark with Biggins and Friedman

Monday 15 March 2010

No, nothing murky or salacious. But with Biggins seemingly stalking the Whingers it seemed only fair to return the favour. And besides it was for charity. He was giving his BIGgins Night Out at the Richmond Theatre, a variety show with the promise of quick-change artists, magic, puppetry, song and dancing dogs – not to mention liberal helpings of the National Treasure himself. What could possibly not be to like? Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Maria Friedman and the Great British Songbook, Shaw Theatre

Saturday 7 February 2009

maria-friedmanWell, not really a review, more a call to action. This was supposed to be a night off for Andrew but seeing Maria Friedman and the Great British Songbook at the Shaw Theatre seemed like as good a way as any of  winding down after a week spent mostly listening to Christian Bale remixes.

The show is supposed to be a response to the ubiquitous Great American Songbook but does Britain really have one? Read the rest of this entry »

Review – A Swell Party, Cadogan Hall

Sunday 10 August 2008

Showtunes fans only need read on… Nothing for anyone else here. Move along now…

The problem with owning an Ethel Merman’s Greatest Hits CD is that whenever you hear anyone else sing “Throwing a Ball Tonight” or “Make It Another Old Fashioned Please” you just think, “That’s not right”.

That was the main lesson taken away from last night’s A Swell Party at the Cadogan Hall. Of course, you can’t un-buy a CD and there is no known medical intervention which can remove Merman memories from the brain so think carefully before you purchase such a thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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