Here's an unambiguously, but not unambitiously, small-scale musical: I hope its infinitely delicate pleasures are not swamped in a West End that craves bigger spectacles. But with Thriller Live playing right next door - and Les Miserables and Motown further up Shaftesbury Avenue - it's a joy to welcome a tender, truthful original British musical to London that isn't made up of old pop hits or has been kicking around for over thirty years now, declaring 'One Day More' but simply... Read more
Michael Crawford leads the cast of the new West End musical The Go-Between, a beautiful and touching adaptation of L.P.Hartley’s classic novel.
This glorious new British musical comes triumphantly into the West End following critical acclaim at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Now starring Michael Crawford in his first leading role in a musical for 20 years (having created the title roles in The Phantom of the Opera, and Barnum).
The Go-Between tells a dramatic and moving coming of age story, explored through vibrant music and passionate song. Leo Colston (played by Michael Crawford), reflects on the hot summer of 1900 spent in Norfolk at the country house of his school friend Marcus, and his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian (Gemma Sutton, Gyspy) and tenant-farmer Ted (Stuart Ward, Once). Their secret love affair, carried out against the wishes of the formidable Mrs Maudsley (Issy van Randwyck, Fascinating Aida), has devastating effects on those around them and in particular young Leo who will be changed forever.