Alan McHugh has played in enough pantomimes down the years to ensure It’s Behind You! reeks of authenticity, albeit the heightened theatrics of the genre. Set in the cramped dressing room of some impoverished provincial theatre – the star on the door is cut out of yellow paper – this two-hander proves to be a more subtle character piece than you might first expect, given the opening clash of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a rubber chicken…
what a tangled web we weave,” Sir Walter Scott wrote in his epic
“when first we practise to deceive!” It’s a life lesson we can
only hope unfortunate police officers Gobbel and Blunt—newly on the
beat, it would seem— remember, given that the play’s Farcical
succession of misunderstandings and physical injuries arise from
their initial reluctance to quickly inform an elderly couple on
Christmas Eve of the death of their daughter…
The international hit musical The Bodyguard will return to the West End for a limited six month run with Beverley Knight playing the title role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Public booking will open on 12 February 2016 for performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 playing in this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017.
‘We’re In This Together’ is a newly released comic indie rock track
about kidnapping George Osborne, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer,
by musical comedian, writer and producer Matt Tiller. Martin Walker
chats to Matt about the song, but we open with a never before played track, the darkly comic ‘Consensual Stalking’.