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The Big Life posts early closing notices for 1 Oct
The Big Life, has posted early closing notices at the Apollo Theatre for 1 Oct 2005. (The show was originally booking to 5 Nov 2005)
This SKA musical, transfered from the Theatre Royal Stratford to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 23 May 2005, following previews from 11 May 2005.
It opened to terrific notices from the popular press: NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Cheery, agreeable but undemanding." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "One of the exhilarating things about The Big Life is that it is joyous while depicting - without either mitigation or rancour - the experience of first-generation Caribbean immigrants." BRIAN LOGAN for THE GUARDIAN says, "Infectiously energetic and big-hearted." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, " A terrific show." JEREMY KINGSTON says, "Energy and exuberance are what the show displays in abundance."
The Big Life has book and lyrics by Paul Sirett, music by Paul Joseph.
It is directed by Clint Dyer, designed by Jenny Tiramani , lighting by Gerry Jenkinson, choreography Jason Pennycooke, sound by Gareth Owen.
On the Windrush over from the Caribbean to England, a pact is made by a group of men not to get involved with women for three years whilst they 'institute a regime of work and betterment'. Each man's resolve is tested as one by one they fall prey to Cupid's arrow.