November Theatre Round Up!
Fancy a night out? Then why not to pop along to the theatre near you to see one of our Babblers treading the boards!
1. Pippa Evans in Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Apollo Theatre, till 28th Nov)
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has been picking up rave reviews since it opened last month, and with good reason: the cast perform a new, improvised musical (so it's not just a clever title) every night, created solely from suggestions from the audience! Pippa tells us she's played so far: a MacDonald's employee, the Leader of the Opposition, a Guacamole Sister, a nun and Dr Emmet Brown - for more info have a look here, but have a listen to Pippa's voicereel first.
2. Jessica Martin in Elf the Musical (Dominion Theatre, till 2nd Jan)
Embrace the Festive season with a trip to Elf the Musical - now open at the Dominion and starring the babblicious Jessica Martin as Emily! Based on the smash-hit film starring Will Ferrell, join Buddy the Elf in his quest to discover his real identity in New York - catch the trailer here and have a listen to Jessica's reel - she's a multi-talented impressionist and character voice with credits such as Spitting Image and Copycats under her belt!
3. Susan Stanley in Tomcat (Southwark Playhouse, till 28th Nov)
Slightly more serious topics being discussed in Tomcat, now playing at the Southwark Playhouse. In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out. But Jess doesn’t belong. She slipped through the net and there’s something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be ‘cured’. Babbler Susan Stanley plays Jess' mother in this thought-provoking show, winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize. More info here, and Susan's reel here.
4. Fleur Keith in Waste (National Theatre, previewing now and in rep till March 2016)
From the not-too-distant future to the not-so-distant past now as Harley Granville Barker's controversial masterpiece Waste opens at the National, featuring uberbabbler Fleur Keith. "Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary Independent Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Pursuing his cause with missionary zeal, he’s barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks and coolly seals the fate of an idealistic man." Don't miss it. Tickets and info here, and have a listen to the dulcet tones of Ms Keith here.
5. Lena Kaur in Around the World in 80 Days (St James' Theatre, 26th Nov - 17th Jan)
Last, but by no means least, and considerably more upbeat - Lena Kaur returns to the London stage in adventure romp Around the World in 80 Days, opening at the St James at the end of the month! Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, join the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. More info here, and have a listen to the lovely Lena's reel here.