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Girls (The) (2017-02-Phoenix Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Phoenix Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 4 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 28 January 2017Première : Tuesday 21 February 2017Dernière : Saturday 15 July 2017Mise en scène : Tim Firth • Chorégraphie : Lizzi Gee • Producteur : Avec : Debbie Chazen (Ruth), Sophie-Louse Dann (Celia), Michele Dotrice (Jessie), Claire Machin (Cora), Claire Moore (Chris), Joanna Riding (Annie), Joe Caffrey (Rod), Jeremy Clyde (Denis), John Davitt (Doctor), Soo Drouet (Brenda), James Gaddas (John), Jenny Gayner (Miss Wilson (coffee)), Steve Giles (Lawrence), Maxwell Hutcheon (Colin), Shirley Jameson (Miss Wilson (tea)), Marian McLoughlin (Marie), Judith Street (Lady Cravenshire) and Jane Lambert, Rebecca Lewis, Victoria Blackburn, Frazer Hadfield, Josh Benson (Tommo), Ben Hunter (Danny) and Chloe May Jackson (Jenny).Commentaires : The show premiered in November 2015 at the Leeds Grand Theatre, and also played the Lowry in Salford Quays in January 2016, both productions acting as tryouts for an intended West End run.
Goodnight Mister Tom (2012-11-Phoenix Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Phoenix Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Thursday 22 November 2012Première : Tuesday 27 November 2012Dernière : Saturday 26 January 2013Mise en scène : Angus Jackson • Chorégraphie : Lizzi Gee • Producteur : Avec : Oliver Ford Davies (Mister Tom), Louise Collins, Joanne Howarth, Aoife McMahon, Freya Parker , Georgina Sutton, Alan Vicary , Jonathan Warde , Emma Drysdale , Elisa de Grey , Bradley Hall, Osmund Bullock. (Six young performers have been cast in the roles of Zach and William. Arthur Gledhill Franks, Jamie Goldberg and Ewan Harris will alternate the role of William. Joseph Holgate, Thiago Los and William Price will alternate as Zach)
Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2018-08-Open Air Theatre, Regent s Park-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Friday 03 August 2018Première : Friday 10 August 2018Dernière : Saturday 22 September 2018Mise en scène : Maria Aberg • Chorégraphie : Lizzi Gee • Producteur : Avec : Joe Allen (Ensemble), Marc Antolin (Seymour), Josh Baker (Ensemble), Billy Cullum (Ensemble), Julian Hoult (Ensemble), Rosalind James (Ensemble), Renee Lamb (Chiffon), Bobbie Little (Ensemble), Forbes Masson (Mr Mushnik), Christina Modestou (Ronnette), Seyi Omooba (Crystal), Jemima Rooper (Audrey), Helen Siveter (Ensemble), Mary Lynn Tiep (Ensemble), Vicky Vox (Audrey II), Matt Willis (Orin)Presse : Mail on Sunday “WATCH OUT BOY, SHE'S A MAN-EATER.” “Out of designer Tom Scutt’s psychedelic, tentacled plant steps Vicky Vox, a fabulous US drag queen. She’s got big lungs, big booty, big heels, and a very big stage presence, absolutely nailing it as this seductively demanding, man-eating diva. MONSTROUSLY GOOD FUN"
The Times "Gloriously succulent and deliciously sinister; exuberantly excessive, and as thrillingly, dangerously seductive as a beribboned bouquet of triffids. The whole ensemble is terrific. Marc Antolin gives Seymour real guts and frustration, and as his beloved co-worker Audrey, Jemima Rooper is no dumb blonde, but a damaged young woman with a broken heart full of hope." "AN ABSOLUTE RIOT"
Financial Times “Inventive sets, wild costumes and a predatory drag-queen flower: what more do you want? There’s exceptional work from choreographer Lizzi Gee and designer Tom Scutt, whose approach to costume is to start with a ton of green glitter and a glue gun, then send out for more. Matt Willis is nothing short of stupendous and a series of quickfire cameos all reinforce his belting star quality."
Attitude "MAGNIFICENT" "Director Maria Aberg’s production keeps pulling surprises - from Vox’s first appearance to a big finish that stages the apocalyptic climax of the original show as a bonkers showstopper. The mother of reinvention…you should BEG, STEAL, BORROW or even KILL TO SEE."
WhatsOnStage.com "Little Shop of Horrors has never looked quite as exciting or outlandish as it does here in Maria Aberg's dynamic new staging, with inspired, witty designs by Tom Scutt. Lizzi Gee's tense, hyperactive choreography adds to the sense of exhilarating menace The show vibrates with a sort of grim vitality that delights and alarms. There is craziness aplenty in Matt Willis' outrageous, magnetic turn as Audrey's unhinged dentist boyfriend, and in Forbes Masson's money-grabbing flower-shop owner, just one facial tic away from Max Bialystock in The Producers." "THIS IS A HELL OF A SHOW. DO NOT MISS IT"
Gay Times “US drag sensation Vicky Vox as the human-eating, evil plant Audrey II ramps this up to a five-star show. From the sparkling costumes to the faaaaabulous voice and characterisation, this diva (sorry, plant) didn’t come to play. She came to slay! From the numerous chuckles off stage to an entrance that’d make even Mariah Carey envious, the genius casting of Vicky Vox shows exactly why LGBTQ characters on stage need to happen evermore; diverse in storytelling and audiences’ clear lust for something new."
The New European "The first sight of Tom Scutt's set for this production is one of the most impressive visions I've seen anywhere in theatreland this year. FUN AND EPIC ON A DELIRIOUS SCALE."
The Independent "YOU'D BE MAD TO MISS THIS UPLIFTING REVIVAL" "The production looks and sounds terrific and offers a genuinely bracing new vision of this piece - a mad cross between The Day of the Triffids and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Prowling around in fishnets and skin-tight green spandex and growling out orders to “Feed Me!” from glitter-encrusted lips, Vicky Vox is in complete, voluptuous command – a Mephistopheles who effortlessly exudes a filthy diva-style sense of danger. Jemima Rooper brings moments of heart-rending dignity to the ditsy Audrey I. I don’t think that I have heard 'Somewhere That’s Green' sung with such simplicity and yearning."
The Arts Desk "MONSTROUSLY ENTERTAINING" "This revelatory revival from Maria Aberg embraces the work’s B-movie dichotomy: equal parts dark, gory fable and riotous carnival of delights. There’s a perfect balance of tones: subversive horticultural horror with a gentle emotional core. Jemima Rooper’s 'Somewhere That’s Green'…is heart-stopping in its yearning simplicity (and, last night, a real sunset obligingly matched Howard Hudson’s dreamy lighting). Marc Antolin brings a sweet earnestness to Seymour; their romantic duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour', is exquisitely euphoric." "THE FULL-BLOODED, FEEL-GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER"
The Guardian "The defining feature of Maria Aberg’s glitter-ball explosion of a show is how she has encouraged her entire company to perform with presence, swagger and absolute abandon. Matt Willis is a revelation as sadistic dentist Orin, plastered in tattoos and gleaming with malice". "A GLEEFUL CELEBRATION OF CAMP AND COLOUR"
Metro "Vicky Vox seduces and menaces in equal parts, as she patrols the stage and demands to be fed, transforming the action from static street scenes to flamboyant spectacle. The narrators Crystal (Seyi Omooba), Ronnette (Christina Modestou), and Chiffon (Renée Lamb) steal the limelight in nearly every scene." "CAMP, QUIRKY and SINISTER"
Time Out "FIERCE and FABULOUS…American drag queen Vicky Vox stalks the stage in killer heels, rainbow wig and skin-tight sequins, belowing 'Feed Me' in a voice like a Chicago house diva whilst spritzing her bits with plant mister. Tom Scutt’s costumes for the finale of 'Don’t Feed The Plants' have to be seen to be believed."
Evening Standard "TRIUMPHANT - what an ebullient end to a glorious season. Jemima Rooper’s perfect for the part (of Audrey) and makes an appealing pair with Marc Antolin’s loveably unassuming Seymour. For the talented Antolin, this is the breakout performance that he has long been promising."
BroadwayWorld.com "The finale of 'Don't Feed The Plant' is some of the best fun you will see on stage this summer" "A BRIGHT, CAMP and HUGELY ENJOYABLE NIGHT OUT"
The Stage "Maria Aberg’s production is modern, snappy as a Venus flytrap and boasts more than a little bite. It’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race blended with B-movie grotesque. Vicky Vox takes over in full, sequinned glory with her seductive voice and filthy cackle. Vox’s powerhouse vocals and withering glare…from her glittered lips, Audrey II’s famous 'Feed me!' catchphrase becomes wonderfully smutty."