The enormously popular Forbidden Broadway is set to make its way back to London with a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in the summer of 2014, following up its previous appearance in the capital in 2009, and in doing so it is welcoming an array of talented performers to the stage. They will entertain eager London theatregoers who will be hoping to see how this production has earned so many awards from its multitude of appearances around the world.
The production is the work of Gerard Alessandrini, who created the show and went on to write and direct it in the early 1980s in New York. The off-Broadway production features parodies of some of the most famous shows around and, in each new decade that it appears, it is regularly updated to reflect the current hits.
So whilst the original version from the early 1980s covered the shows dearest to Broadway enthusiasts of the time, the latest version landing at the Menier Chocolate Factory will swap them for those currently entertaining audiences in New York and in London’s West End. So expect references to everything from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Matilda The Musical, plus everything in between.
The cast includes Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis and they all have an extensive stage background to help them bring this version of Forbidden Broadway to life.
Anna-Jane Casey, for example, will be bringing skills she honed whilst performing in some of the West End’s most famous shows. As far back as the early 1990s she has been appearing in the likes of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium and Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, leading to more recent appearances in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre and Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. She also appeared in Forbidden Broadway when it last appeared at the Menier in 2009.
So this is certain to be a must-see show and it appears in the same year as The Life of the Party – A Celebration Of The Songs Of Andrew Lippa is set to appear at the London Bridge venue, it is bound to among good company.
Forbidden Broadway is at the Menier Chocolate Factory from Wednesday 18th June 2014.
|Booking From:||Friday, 8th August 2014|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 8th August 2014|
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