Tuesday, 14 April 2009
So Jest End Update
After sell-out dates at the Jermyn Street and Leicester Square Theatres last year, the hit musical comedy show So Jest End returns for three nights only at 11pm from Thu 23 – Sat 25 Apr at the New Players Theatre at Charing Cross.
The Forbidden Broadway-style show is given a more contemporary twist with regularly updated material parodying the West End’s most popular musicals. It’s devised and directed by Garry Lake (currently Pop in Queen’s We Will Rock You) and features fellow We Will Rock You stars Rachel Tucker - from TV’s I’d Do Anything, nominated in this year’s Whatsonstage.com Awards for Best Takeover for the Queen musical – Jon Boydon and Ian Carlyle as well as Louise Dearman (Evita).
The evening is hosted by stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, with special guests including Ian Kelsey (Chicago, TV’s Emmerdale) and Sandra Marvin (Hairspray). It’s choreographed by Rebecca Howell, with musical direction by Gareth Ellis.
For the New Players engagement, a special, star-studded gala performance - at 11.00pm on Thursday 23 April 2009 – will be held in aid of Whatsonstage.com’s 2009 adopted charity TheatreMAD (Theatre: Make A Difference), which supports those facing hardship as a result of HIV, AIDS and other long-term conditions.
“Whatsonstage.com is all about celebrating theatre and we’re impressed by So Jest End’s approach of doing this in a fun, light-hearted but loving, way. We hope it becomes a weekly Theatreland must-see.” Terri Paddock