It is March. Spring is almost here. You can see it, feel it and smell it. This year that means Easter is just around the corner. We want to share with you our hidden gems in this year’s Easter basket. Here are our top picks to see over the Easter Holiday period:
The Best Man: Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President. But where does compromise end and corruption begin? And who in the end will be proved to be ‘the best man’?
One of the UK’s best loved actors, Martin Shaw leads a star-studded cast.
For all you dance romance fans out there, if you liked Dirty Dancing, you’ll love Strictly Ballroom; a spirited place of hot-blooded passion, hard-won dreams and vibrant self-expression. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s legendary movie Strictly Ballroom, the soul-stirring musical stars the popular newcomer Jonny Labey (Winner ITV’s Dance Dance Dance) and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as the star-crossed, dance-crazed lovers Scott and Fran. When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. The musical features the film’s classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs.
For you fun lovers out there; Ruthless! Is back. Some people will do anything to get their chance at the spotlight. Tina Demark is dying, or killing rather, to be in her school play. Will a star be born or will everything go wrong? A cult classic that pokes fun at Broadway musicals like Gypsy and Fame, Ruthless! Has been winning awards and catching the attention of audiences since the 90s. This wickedly funny musical is coming to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 14 week run starting March 16th. Age: 10+
A bit more drama to the West End will add the return of Chicago to the Phoenix theatre. This classic will show up with polished moves and revamped style, following male lead CUBA GOODING JR. into a flapping and scandalous season in the West End. Not only will it be here in time for Easter, Chicago will also celebrate its 21st Birthday this year.
Or try QUIZ; THE COUGHING MAJOR MILLIONAIRE SCANDAL
For the real chill drama, there’s always Quiz. Following a sold out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, QUIZ – the sensational new comedy from James Graham (This House, Ink, Labour of Love) – transfers to the West End for a limited 12-week run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
A provocative re-examination of the case against Charles Ingram, the ‘coughing Major’, for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, QUIZ ‘highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today.’ (Sunday Times).
QUIZ is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.QUIZ is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.
Our two sure fire crackers this Easter are:
The Play that Goes Wrong
Is stumbling into its 4th disastrous year. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society has decided to perform a murder mystery play. However, it soon becomes apparent that the cast are incredibly hopeless as mishap follows mishap. The only thing being murdered here is the play they are valiantly trying to stage. Everything that can go wrong, as the title of the comedy suggests, does go wrong. The show has been a resounding success wherever it as played and has left audiences in helpless fits of laughter.
Or their other gem;
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery
From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong comes The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, a new West End comedy about one enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. What could possibly go right?
Happy Easter Egg Hunting.