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The Best New Theatre To Enjoy This Week

It's another new week in the theatre world. The weather may have taken a turn or a worse but the barrage of new titles to enjoy over the next week hasn't changed. Here's a look at what to expect over the next 7 days in person and online:


IN PERSON

WHAT?

Following the brilliant virtual production in summer (Remember summer?), Lambert Jackson have taken their fantastic version of Songs For A New World to the stage. Not just any stage either - the iconic London Palladium. Rachel John, Rachel Tucker, Cedric Neal and Shem Omari James reprise their roles from the online show, joined by David Hunter. The show is a song cycle written by Last Five Years creator Jason Robert Brown and features seemingly unrelated songs sharing the theme of a moment of decision.

WHEN?

The show takes place on Sunday 11th October for 2 performances only, at 3pm and 7.30pm.

WHERE?

The London Palladium is just off Oxford Circus. Tickets available from £32.50 at https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/songs-for-a-new-world-2/


WHAT?

Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler have shared the stage in Bat Out Of Hell and Mamma Mia. Lockdown inspired the pair to write a double album Grounded & Grounded Cafe. They are now bringing the Grounded Sessions to the gorgeous Zedel for three nights this week.

WHEN?

They are performing on Sunday 4th October at 6.30pm, on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October at 8.30pm

WHERE?

Zedel is located a stones throw away from Piccadilly Circus. Tickets are available for £25 from https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/sexton-fowler-the-grounded-sessions/


WHAT?

Following their sell out performances at the Turbine Theatre on the Jetty last month, the outdoor concert production of Hair is heading to Norwich for four performances. Members from the London cast reprising their roles are Jordan Luke Gage, Jodie Steele, Layton Williams and Matthew Croke. They are joined in Norwich with Cleve September, Sophie Isaacs and Francis Mayli McCann.

WHEN?

The shows take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October at 7.30pm with matinees at 3pm on Saturday 10th and 2pm and Sunday 11th.

WHERE?

The shows take place at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Tickets available from https://norwichtheatre.org/whats-on/hair-the-musical-uea-exclusive/#book


WHAT?

The Original West End cast of Six are reuniting for a special concert both online and in person. Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Millie O’Connell, Natalie Paris and Grace Mouat will be sharing the stage together for the firt time since they were all in the show.

WHEN?

The concerts will take place on Saturday 10th October at 7.30pm and 9.30pm and Sunday 11th October at 5.30pm. The 9.30pm performance on the Saturday will be live streamed.

WHERE?

The shows are taking place at the Oval Space in east London. Tickets for the stream and the show in person are available from https://thespie.com/london/the-reunion-tickets-london-oval-space/2506


WHAT?

The series of West End Musical Drive In concerts shows no sign of slowing down. This weekends line up features three leading men in the form of Jamie Muscato, Luke Bayer and Dear Evan Hansen star Sam Tutty. They are joined by Caroline Kay who recently teamed up with David Hunter for the brilliant musical short The Space Between.

WHEN?

The concert is on Saturday 10th October at 2.30pm

WHERE?

The drive in is located near Enfield and tickets are available from https://www.westendmusicaldrivein.co.uk/


ONLINE

WHAT?

The Shows Must Go On continues its 'The Greats On Tour' season this week with a performance from Alfie Boe. Filmed at the Royal Festival Hall on his 'Bring Him Home' tour in 2012, the concert features special guests including Matt Lucas, Melanie C and Tom Fletcher.

WHEN?

Catch it online from 7pm on Friday 9th October where it will be available for 48 hours.

WHERE?

WHAT?

In The Wings continues its series showcasing new musicals with a show that has already generated a lot of hype online. Millennials, written by Elliot Clay is a powerful and uplifting collection of songs amplifies the lives, the losses and the frustrations of young people in the modern world. The latest song from the show, 'Remember The Feeling' was released last week, featuring Jodie Steele on vocals.

WHEN?

Catch it on Friday 9th October at 7.30pm

WHERE?

WHAT?

The Theatre Cafe continue their Night Cap series this week with star of Heathers and The Color Purple T’Shan Williams. Watch her talk about her career with Paul Taylor-Mills and to sing songs that inspire her.

WHEN?

WHEN?

Catch it on Thursday 8th October at 8pm

WHERE?


WHAT?

Tonight At The London Coliseum continues this week with a concert from legendary West End performer Kerry Ellis.

WHEN?

The concert airs on Friday 9th October at 7.30pm

WHERE?

Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased from https://www.stream.theatre/coliseum


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky continues his fabulous concert series this week with a double header from married couple Orfeh and Andy Karl. Andy's theatre credits include On The 20th Century, Groundhog Day and Pretty Woman. Expect some fine performances from these two.

WHEN?

The show is broadcast live at 8pm ET on Sunday 4th October which will be 1am in the UK. Catch a repeat on Monday 5th October at 3pm ET so 8pm in the UK.#

WHERE?

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased from thesethconcertseries.com


WHAT?

Marking 50 years since the launch of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and based, in part, on actual transcripts, this brand-new online play by Torben Betts is a captivating re-telling of one of the greatest space stories of all time.

WHEN?

The show premieres on Thursday 8th October and is available to watch until December 31st.

WHERE?


WHAT?

Wait For Me is a new British dance musical, written and composed by Sam Cassidy with choreography and direction from Ainsley Ricketts, a finalist on ‘The Greatest Dancer’. A tale of life, loss and eternal love, it was filmed during lockdown with cast and crew in a social bubble.

WHEN?

It will be available to view from Monday 5th October at 7pm.

WHERE?

It costs £10 to view with tickets available through https://www.facebook.com/WaitForMeLive


WHAT?

Improv comedy troupe Showstopper! are back for a series of online streams. The first of four planned for this month takes place this week. Get your suggestions in and what how they transform them into full length inprovised musical with hilarious results.

WHEN?

Catch it on Friday 9th October at 7.30pm

WHERE?

Tickets are from £7.46 and can be purchased here


Looks like another big week for theatre. What are you going to be watching? Let me know on twitter.com/ATDazzles. And if you have or know any shows you would like to be included in future installments, let me know on Twitter or on site.allthatdazzles@gmail.com


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