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ShakeiTuP: The Improvised Shakespeare Show – The Other Palace
London

ShakeiTuP: The Improvised Shakespeare Show – The Other Palace

How do you review a show which changes every night? Which is what ShakeiTuP: The Improvised Shakespeare Show which is currently playing at the Other Palace Theatre studio claims to do.  The format of the show is that at the beginning of the first half the audience is asked, by acclamation, to choose which of the three genres of Shakespeare's plays; histories, comedies and tragedies they would like to see. On press night we chose histories.  The audience is then then asked to suggest a lead character.  Avoiding obvious suggestions like King Charles, possibly for fear of litigation, an audience member suggested a friend of theirs, an entrepreneur and horticulturalist: so, King Keith it was.  Suggestions were then asked for a location and from various improbable sugges...
Julie: The Musical – The Other Palace
London

Julie: The Musical – The Other Palace

A French-Opera-singing, sword-fighting, bisexual convent arsonist sounds like a character you’d meet in an especially bizarre dream after one too many espresso martinis. But life is often stranger than fiction, and this multi-hyphenate wonder was a very real person: Julie d'Aubigny, to be precise. Born in 1673, Julie had a particularly storied existence, and while some of her tales have been lost to history, many of her adventures are well-recorded, from romantic trysts with nuns to illegal duels (often with multiple men at once), to a prestigious career as an opera singer. So it’s no surprise that this legendary figure is the inspiration for a suitably quirky show: Abey Bradbury’s Julie: The Musical, playing at The Other Palace after a successful UK tour and sell-out run at the Edi...
Babies: The Musical – The Other Palace
London

Babies: The Musical – The Other Palace

After a rise in teenage pregnancies a school sex education department felt compelled to act and educate their year 11 students by rolling out a 5-day project in which the students were given their own baby to ‘parent’. Let the mayhem begin. Babies is a new (born) rock fuelled musical featuring nine, year 11 classmates who whilst living through their own personal life challenges, of being teenagers and self-discovery dealing with interrelations not only with their families lives but with each other had the task of being responsible for someone else, a baby! The story follows each character and their personal journey and tribulations of comparisons, judgements and relationships. It is funny, energetic and uplifting peppered with real serious moments of challenges they face day to day. Ri...
Karen – The Other Palace
London

Karen – The Other Palace

Break-ups are always hard, but Karen’s Protagonist (Sarah Cameron-West, also the writer and producer) has just had a particularly rough one: it’s her 30th birthday, she’s at Alton Towers eating a Calippo, and she’s just been unceremoniously dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Joe. And if things couldn’t get any worse for our Protagonist, it turns out Joe has also been having an affair with her office nemesis, Karen. This very unfortunate event kicks off Karen, a laugh-a-minute, utterly shameless exploration of the messiest parts of heartbreak and self-discovery. For the next 60 minutes, Karen immerses the audience in the internal and external worlds of Protagonist, who often breaks the fourth wall to talk to the audience as if they’re the other characters she’s interacting with. ...
Ushers, The Front of House Musical returns to London to celebrate 10th anniversary
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Ushers, The Front of House Musical returns to London to celebrate 10th anniversary

Returning to London after sell-out runs at West End’s Arts Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre, homegrown British musical smash hit, USHERS: The Front of House Musical, will run at The Other Palace (Studio) from 10th April to 19th May 2024. Set in a West End theatre, USHERS: The Front of House Musical follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre - the front of house staff - who portray the hilarious, ridiculous and moving stories of ice-cream and programme sellers who dare to dream... A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place, a three-year workplace romance is on the rocks, an untrained newbie is working her first shift, and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong? USHERS: The Front...
We’ll Have Nun of It opens at The Other Palace
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We’ll Have Nun of It opens at The Other Palace

Sister Sister Productions proudly announces the electrifying premiere of We'll Have Nun of It at London's prestigious The Other Palace theatre on Thursday, 22nd February 2024, after a resounding triumph with ★★★★★ (Broadway World) sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023. Prepare to be swept away as We'll Have Nun of It emerges as a poignant, genre-defying coming-of-age musical that fearlessly tackles the profound struggles of Irish emigration, sexuality, and faith. This ambitious production poses crucial questions about navigating the tumultuous journey into adulthood amidst a divided world, ultimately illuminating the unwavering power of sisterhood in the darkest of times. The stage is set in 1967, a time of seismic change where a new contraceptive pill challenges soc...
Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical – The Other Palace
London

Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical – The Other Palace

I will tell anyone who will listen that the ‘90s was a golden age for music. I don’t know if everyone feels that way about the music of their coming-of-age decade, but let us also remember that the ‘90s gave us The Spice Girls, No Doubt, Britney Spears… So, taking a cult ‘90s film and turning into a musical featuring classic tunes from the same era was always going to peak my interest. I’d not been to The Other Palace - just around the corner from some of Victoria’s better known theatres - before, and I really wish I’d discovered it sooner. It’s a great space with comfy seats and a fancy gin bar - what’s not to like? So far, so good… The piece opens with a stellar full cast performance - you can spot Kathryn (Rhianne-Louise McCaulsley) with her cold confidence and Daniel Barvo’s Seb...
Scouts! The Musical – The Other Palace
London

Scouts! The Musical – The Other Palace

Scouts! The Musical is an exciting new musical filled with fun, adventure, and heart warming inspiring songs. This new show has all the elements of a successful show bringing together a talented cast, show stopping tunes and a great story. Written and directed by Sam Cochrane with songs by David Fallon, Scouts! the musical tells the story of the competition at The Scout Games. Created in partnership with The Scouts, this family friendly show, is filled with nostalgia, adventure and lots of audience interaction as a few members of the audience are picked out to play instruments or be part of the scouts competition. The audience interaction is natural and adds to the comedic effect of the show. The whole cast impressively play multiple instruments throughout the show, sometimes seamle...
<strong>Glory Ride – The Other Palace</strong>
London

Glory Ride – The Other Palace

A brand-new musical, Glory Ride, makes its first world appearance at The Other Palace in a staged concert performance. Based on the true story of a heroic conspiracy to rescue children from fascist Italy by bicycle, Glory Ride is a tale of passion, friendship, grief and pride. Glory Ride centres around the beloved Italian athlete Gino Bartali (James Darch), a household name in Italy, who cycled across European countries delivering falsified identity cards to Jewish fugitives in order to save their lives. Darch’s soft baritone voice fits perfectly with the tone of the musical. He portrays the complex and conflicted nature of Gino admirably, making the audience root for the character and feel a sense of familiarity. Gino and his relationship with his family pulls on the heartstrings espe...
Wormholes – The Other Palace
London

Wormholes – The Other Palace

Dracunculus medinensis, otherwise known as the Guinea worm. After making its way into the human body, no symptoms of its presence are shown until (like many other things) it will start to eat you from the inside out. ‘Wormholes’ is a modern age, solo performance which I experienced at The Other Palace studio. It followed the story of a woman in a mental facility recalling her life and what had led her to the facility she is in now. The woman is interviewed and at first seems ordinary, regular. However, the further into this hour-long performance we experience, the more sympathetic we as an audience become. Written by Emily Jupp, this show explores the theme of domestic abuse and raises awareness to the fact that such a heinous feat could happen to anyone. After we learn what happens...