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Chess – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Chess – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

One of the key players in the ‘MegaMusicals’ club of the 1980s, ‘Chess’ was a megahit on both sides of the Atlantic.  Springing from the minds of ABBA geniuses Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, with lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical became of staple of the decade (despite being about a chess tournament being played at the height of the Cold War), with its hugely memorable synth-rock score which included the worldwide smash “I Know Him So Well”.  Now, over 36 years later, the musical is back on the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, for three performances only. Set during the height of the political tensions of the 1980s, ‘Chess’ sees the American world champion Freddie Trumper (played here by Joel Harper-Jackson) preparing to defend his title against the Russian challen...
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...
Lambert Jackson Productions and Crazy Coqs announces First Date casting
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Lambert Jackson Productions and Crazy Coqs announces First Date casting

Lambert Jackson Productions and Crazy Coqs today announce a virtual production of the Broadway musical First Date. Dean Johnson directs Samantha Barks (Casey), Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Man #2), Rufus Kampa (Young Aaron), Simon Lipkin (Aaron), Nicholas McLean (Man #1), and Danielle Steers (Woman #1). The production will be filmed at Crazy Coqs, then made available for streaming 22nd – 24th October at 7.30pm. Do opposites really attract? Cool chick Casey and tightly wound Aaron are hoping so. These two New York City singles have been set up by friends and family, but from the outset this first date seems to be doomed. The two have nothing in common… But with the help of a meddling but well-meaning waiter, and a host of other characters along the way, can this mismatched pair turn what could ...