THE MESSIAH (comedy)
Ends 5th January 2019.
Maurice, Ronald and Doreen are two actors and a diva. A camel brings their
acting troupe to London to perform the "greatest story ever told."
Hugh Dennis, John Marquez and Lesley Garrett are trio in this Biblical
extravaganza. Or so the publicity material has it...
A mixed set of exciting one-off events are also scheduled for the next few
www.theotherpalace.co.uk for details.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.theotherpalace.co.uk for details of productions.
Monday 10th December 2018 until Sunday 13th January 2019
Press Night: Thursday 13th December 2018 at 8pm
MURDER FOR TWO
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
Thursday and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday at 4pm only.
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES.
Runs 1 hour 20 minutes
approximately, including an interval.
Studio Gallery: £29
Studio Floor and Upper Gallery: £24
Following its sell-out European Premiere at The Watermill Theatre and The Other
Palace in 2017, Murder For Two is back this Autumn. A UK Tour will launch at
Cardiff New Theatre on Monday 22nd October 2018, followed by this five-week
return engagement at The Other Palace Theatre.
When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s
time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter
Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood cop who dreams of climbing the ranks.
With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills
and solve the crime before the real detective arrives…
A hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a madcap murder
mystery with a twist. Two actors play thirteen characters - and the piano - in
this acclaimed new musical. A loving homage to the canon of murder mystery
plays, Murder For Two is a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.
Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat (pictured above, Legat on the right) will both
reprise their performances as ‘Officer Marcus Moscowicz’ and ‘The Suspects’
Murder For Two has Book and Music by Joe Kinosian, with Book and Lyrics by
Kellen Blair. It was recently a huge hit Off-Broadway, playing at Second Stage
Theatre in 2013 before transferring to New World Stages, where the run was
extended several times.
The show is directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre)
with musical direction and sound design by Tom Attwood (Peter and the
Starcatcher, Theatre Royal Northampton) and design by Gabriella Slade (The
Importance Of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre).
Photo credit: Scott Rylander. Used by kind permission.
Monday 11th until Saturday 23rd February 2019
Paul Taylor-Mills presents:
MT FEST UK
A two-week festival of new musical theatre.
The festival will present new work by both emerging and established writers, as
well as programming talks and concerts from some of the most celebrated
performers, writers and producers currently working in musical theatre.
At the centre of the festival will be a Taster Menu series of eight new
musicals, each presented as a 45-minute semi-staged sharing in the studio at The
Other Palace. The musicals will range from brand new commissions from Paul
Taylor-Mills, to re-worked Broadway shows and brand-new musicals that
Taylor-Mills has developed in his role as Affiliate Producer at The Other
Palace. Beyond the Taster Menu series, the festival will also feature a
selection of intimate talks, performances and one-off events throughout the day,
BEAM Brunches, morning songwriter showcases shining a light on some of the most
exciting new creators of musical theatre. Presented by Musical Theatre Network
and Mercury Musical Developments, featuring writers discovered at the BEAM2018
Tea For Two, a programme of intimate and frank afternoon conversations with some
of the industry’s most celebrated musical theatre practitioners.
Night Caps, an informal late-night concerts series getting to know some of the
country’s eminent musical theatre stars through the songs that shaped them,
songs they might never get to sing, and songs from new works.
The eight headline musicals that will form the Taster Menu
AA is a hilarious and tender musical from Olivier Award-winning composer Richard
Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Anna Nicole), set within an Alcoholics
Anonymous meeting. Music and Lyrics by Richard Thomas.
Nerds is a Musical Dot-Comedy, telling the story of the rise of computer
technology and the two men that made it all possible: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Music by Hal Goldberg and Book and Lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton & Erik Weiner.
First Date sees a blind-date newbie and a serial-dater meet for a casual drink
that turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Unfolding in real time, will
this first date be their last, or will they see something special before the
check arrives? Book by Austin Winsberg and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary &
Porn the Musical is an anarchic musical that aims to make you throb with
delight. When young Stefan’s tranquil life on the island of Malta is shattered
by a shock revelation, he heads to America for a fresh start. He’s soon making
friends in an industry that might just take some getting used to. Book and
Lyrics by Boris Cezek, Kris Spiteri, Malcolm Galea & Abigail Guan, Music by
Boris Cezek & Kris Spiteri and Additional Book by Brendan Cull.
But I’m a Cheerleader is the story of Megan, an all-American high school
cheerleader who seems to have it all. But her friends and family suspect Megan
is a lesbian, so send her packing to the 'True Directions' rehabilitation camp
to put her on the straight and narrow. Hilarious, cheeky and one of a kind, this
is a quirky coming-of-age comedy about sexual awakening and staying true to
yourself. Book and Lyrics by Bill Augustin and Music by Andrew Abrams.
Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher is a musical parody as authorized as a novelist
at a crime scene. There's been another gruesome murder in Cabot Cove! Should we
call the police? FBI? CSI? Nope. We have a geriatric novelist on the case. Book
by Kevin Zak, Josh Lamon & Phillip Taratula and Music and Lyrics by Keith
Varney. Additional Music and Lyrics by Josh Lamon.
The Astonishing Return of… The Protagonists follows a group of once mighty
superheroes battling the forces of evil. But twenty years later, they find
themselves battling the forces of thinning hair and menopause. When an old
nemesis re-emerges with a sinister plan, can the former super-friends pull it
together to save the world again? Book and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila and Music
by Michael Shaieb.
Killer Queen combines rap and RnB with 18th century France to retell a story
that sparked a revolution. When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her
reputation was already tarnished by gossip. But when she is implicated in a
crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her
reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself. Music and Lyrics by
Tasha Taylor Johnson, Jack McManus & Jonny Wright and Book by Jonny Wright.
Age recommendation: 14+ (16+ for Porn the Musical).
Further details of the Taster Menu series, BEAM Brunches, Tea For Two and Night
Caps will be announced in January.
Tickets for all Taster Menu shows go on general sale on Wednesday 19th December
All tickets £12.50, Buy two for £20, Buy eight for £76
Monday 11 February:
Tuesday 12 February:
Wednesday 13 February:
2.00pm and 7.00pm (AA)
3.00pm and 6.00pm (Nerds)
Thursday 14 February:
6.00pm (Porn The Musical)
7.00pm (First Date)
Friday 15 February:
6.00pm (First Date)
7.00pm (Porn The Musical)
Saturday 16 February:
2.00pm and 7.00pm (First Date)
3.00pm and 6.00pm (Porn The Musical)
Monday 18 February:
6.00pm (Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher)
7.00pm (But I’m a Cheerleader)
Tuesday 19 February:
6.00pm (But I’m a Cheerleader)
7.00pm (Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher)
Wednesday 20 February:
2.00pm and 7.00pm (But I’m a Cheerleader)
3.00pm and 6.00pm (Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher)
Thursday 21 February:
6.00pm (Killer Queen)
7.00pm (The Protagonists)
Friday 22 February:
6.00pm (The Protagonists)
7.00pm (Killer Queen)
Saturday 23 February:
2.00pm and 7.00pm (The Protagonists)
3.00pm and 6.00pm (Killer Queen)