From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Landor - Smokey Joe extends, then Closer Than Ever
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, has extended its run at the Landor Theatre, a fringe venue in Clapham, south London, to 12 Sep 2010. Melanie La Barrie has now joined the cast, replacing 80s disco diva Kym Mazelle, who left on Sunday July 25, due to prior work commitments in the USA. The cast also includes 'Over the Rainbow' semi-finalist Steph Fearon.
Following this production is a musical revue CLOSER THAN EVER, with words by Richard Maltby, Jr and music by David Shire, from 14 Sep to 9 Oct 2010. Directed by Robert Mcwhir, choereography by Matthew Gould , starring Clare Burt, Michael Cahill, Ria Jones, Glyn Kerslake. This musical revue featurs 25 songs by composers Maltby and Shire, in which they turn an unblinking and frank spotlight on lives and loves, relationships and fantasies, wicked satire and the ache of love unrequited or dimmed by time.