Last year’s hit at the Ovalhouse, The Act, heads to Trafalgar Studios 2 from February 2014 and gives audiences in the West End the opportunity to witness something many have already responded well to in Lambeth. The Act is a cabaret show that also offers realistic portrayal of the workings of Westminster and Soho, whilst featuring Matthew Baldwin onstage, who has put together the piece alongside director Thomas Hescott.
The Act transports those with theatre tickets back to Westminster in 1967 where we meet the politicians that are drafted policies, whilst men in bars indulge in more superficial needs on Soho. Between the two is Matthew, a civil servant with a large secret.
Whilst the show employs this narrative, it is brought to life with the use of actual speeches from the House of Commons, as well as anecdotes that add extra authenticity to the proceedings. The result is a West End show that will provide an eye-opening glimpse into the world of politics, mixing these anecdotes and speeches with musical numbers to create a truly memorable experience.
Director Thomas Hescott’s work has been seen in various venues, but he has put together a lot of work for the Arcola Theatre, from Wolves At The Window and The British Ambassador’s Belly Dancer to The Savage for the Arcola Youth Opera. He is a talented practitioner and audiences will do well to keep an eye on his work as he career progresses.
The Act is set to appear at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 25th February 2014, following on from The Only Way Is Downton, which has been running at the Whitehall venue since January.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 29th March 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 29th March 2014|
|Running Time:||1 hour 10 minutes|
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