LA STRADA (musical)
Ends 8th July 2017.
Strongman Zampano buys a girl to tour the Italian circus circuit with. They
meet a tightrope walker (what are the chances of that?) who changes the
The Fellini film is given a Benji Bower score with Sally Cookson directing.
Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre & Bristol Old Vic
present The Belgrade Theatre Coventry's Production.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.theotherpalace.co.uk for details of productions.
The Work in Progress series.
This offers productions a short residency at the venue which allows companies to
create, develop and explore their work. These residencies will include a number
of public sharings where audience feedback will be collected to inform the next
stage of the project’s development. The ambition is that these productions will
have a future life either at The Other Palace or beyond.
“Bonnie & Clyde” (Studio)
Book by Ivan Menchell, Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Frank Wildhorn
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame
immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless
behaviour turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral,
with the lovers resorting to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous
duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
Following his appearance in our first Work In Progress production of Heathers
The Musical Jamie Muscato returns to play Clyde, he is joined by Evelyn Hoskins
as Bonnie following her appearance in the Work In Progress production Joybubbles.
They are joined by: Sam Ferriday (Ted), Joshua Dever (Buck), Rebecca Trehearn
(Blanche), Ako Mitchell (Preacher/Ensemble), Amy Booth-Steel (Clyde's Mother /
Governor/ Ensemble), Nicolas Colicos (Clyde's Father/ Ensemble), Rebecca Lock
(Emma Parker / Ensemble), Graham Bickley (Sheriff / Ensemble), Stanley Jarvis
(Young Clyde), Lucy Simmonds (Young Bonnie).
Please note there is now limited ticket availability for evening performances.
Monday 26 June, 8.00pm
Thursday 29 June, 2.00pm
Friday 30 June, 8.00pm
Saturday 1 July, 3.00pm and 8.00pm
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Perfect Pitch presents “The Little Beasts” (Theatre)
This dark and imaginatively comic musical follows a selfish little girl who runs
away from home and discovers a magical menagerie filled with animals that used
to be children before their naughtiness brought them to untimely ends. When the
menagerie’s menacing proprietor tasks her to choose one animal to set free, she
must decide which one, if any, has learned its lesson. But things are not what
they seem, and is any child truly naughty?
A musical for aged 7+ with magical and innovative puppetry.
Friday 14 July, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Saturday 15 July, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday 20 July, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Friday 21 July; Saturday 22 July; Thursday 27 July; Friday 28 July and Saturday
29 July, all at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
£7.50 to 15th July, £10 20th to 22nd July, £12.50 27th to 29th July 2017.
Not available. Professional reviewers note that rather than songs, this is a
mixture of music and dialogue - relying on the spoken not sung word to move the
story forwards. Director Cookson's staging is praised for being both kinetic and
colourful, with the integration of music and dialogue working better thanks to
her single-minded clarity of vision. Good performances too, with leads Audrey
Brisson (Gelsomina) and Stuart Goodwin (Zampano) praised by all. The only
failures seem to be explaining why Gelsomina remains in the abusive relationship
for so long (though that is true of life, of course), and one reviewer noted a
slight "fairytale" feel by the end. Otherwise, a very solid production, well
worth seeing, seems to be the opinion.