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Cruise – Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson
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Cruise – Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson

Oscar Wilde suggested that the theatre is the “greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being” and this sentiment is beautifully represented in Jack Holden’s latest play CRUISE.  A lyrical celebration of queer culture, CRUISE is a musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans of the AIDS crisis. A perfectly crafted piece of queer theatre. Poetic. Artistic. Honest. It is a brutal depiction of a horrific period in the gay culture of ‘80s London. Of course, there is no message more powerful or indeed primal than that which shows the need of a human to protect their tribe and this story, told through the eyes of a 30-year-old Jack (jack Holden) in 2021, is the perfect example of survival, of...
BKLYN: The Musical – Lambert Jackson/Stream.Theatre
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BKLYN: The Musical – Lambert Jackson/Stream.Theatre

Towards the end of Schoenfeld and McPherson’s sidewalk fairytale a character warns that sometimes memories are better than reality.  Throughout lockdown the option to stream shows has provided a theatrical lifeline, entertaining audiences whilst providing the theatres and production companies some much needed money.  However, sometimes these productions felt like pale imitations of the live versions we crave.  BKLYN takes a cinematic swipe at the streamed musical, some of the theatrical trappings are visible (Leo Munby’s tight trio of a band, chunky stage lights at the edge of the action) but the show is carried by Dean Johnson’s attempts to create something more innovative than a love song to an empty theatre.  The dilapidated warehouse setting works well with A...
First Date: The Musical – Online
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First Date: The Musical – Online

Lambert Jackson are the producers of the moment right now. With their numerous concerts and musicals being streamed over lockdown, they are giving the theatre lovers something to keep us going until we can return to our seats. We are extremely lucky that they have treated us to this witty American musical, with a top cast and some smashing vocal performances. First Date is exactly what is says on the tin. A musical about an explosive blind date between two people who endure awkwardness, arguments and annoying waiters in the quest to find love. The Crazy Coqs seems the perfect place to set it. There’s a bar, a place for dinner seating and a stage ready for an impromptu song. The team have cleverly utilised this space with a multi-camera set up and plenty of close-ups that pull the audie...