The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.
The Physicists is a witty, mysterious, black comedy, last performed at the Donmar Warehouse in 2012. From curtain up, the audience is thrust amidst a brutal murder investigation and then led on an astounding journey through the strange happenings at the private sanatorium, in a battle to discover the truth… Who is truly sane?
The play takes place in the 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, in Les Cerisiers, an asylum for the mentally disturbed. Our story unfolds in the private drawing room which confines three physicists. One believes he is Isaac Newton, another believes he is Einstein and the third professes to be himself, but claims to receive frequent visits from King Solomon, who discloses the key ingredients of how to restore the world to its original state of goodness and perfection. From the outset, Doctor Zahnd appears calm and collected, but we soon discover this character knows more than she originally lets on and, before they know it, the physicists find they have dug themselves a hole out of which they cannot easily escape. The story unravels with a dark, malevolent secret, which later unveils the devastating consequences, should scientific evolution fall into the wrong hands.
We are so excited to welcome Official Number One bestselling soprano, Joanna Forest, to The Loft Theatre. Joanna, who has performed to millions on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Classic FM at events such as The Royal Variety Performane, is taking her album on a tour of LTG theatres this Autumn.
Described as one of the most exciting and important sopranos performing today, she made chart history earlier this year when her debut album, Stars are Rising, entered the Official Classical Charts at Number 1, knocking Alfie Boe off the top, making her the first independent artist to get to number one with a debut. Produced and orchestrated by world renowned pianist, Robert Emery, it was applauded by the National Press, Radio and TV for its eclectic mix of dramatic arias, cinematic classics and crossover versions of popular gems such as Bowie's 'Life on Mars' and Slade's 'How Does It Feel?'
Joanna, who made her West End debut at just 13, will be performing the album and many other classical and musical hits in an evening not to be missed accompanied by a local choir and some surprise familiar faces!