My Return To The Theatre (Audience)
I miss live theatre dearly. Though I’ve not been able to see any proper shows in so long – tour life and the like! – my friends and Service95 writers (such as Justin Kirkland in his Michael R Jackson piece this week) have kept me in the loop, so I’ve been eagerly compiling a list of productions to go to during my ‘off-season’. There’s no thrill nearly as electric as the connection between live performer and audience – which I know well – so I’m beyond excited to be on the other end of the equation in the months ahead. Here’s what I’ll be seeing…
- Into The Woods – on Broadway for eight weeks only after transferring from New York’s City Center, Sara Bareilles plays the Baker’s Wife in this Sondheim revival.
- The Glass Menagerie – Amy Adams making her West End debut? A must for me.
- Richard III – NYC’s Shakespeare in the Park is an age-old tradition, but this revival stars Black Panther’s Danai Gurira.
- POTUS – this Broadway comedy is subtitled Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, which I think says it all!
- Jerusalem – Jez Butterworth’s iconic show with Mark Rylance is back on the London stage after its 2009 run (and a 2011 stint on Broadway), and I can’t wait to finally see it.