- 24 hour musicals and the return of Dolma
- December 9th, 2012
Just on the tube on my way home from a brill night.
At first it was like the gods were working against me (suck daughter, up all night, clingy child the following day etc) so I didn't actually get to go to the pre show supper which sucked a but but responsibilities and all that...
Anyway when I did manage to finally get to the old vic I had some champagne, queued for the loo etc
I was sat next to a couple of the composers of the musicals. I know one composed the second of the night so it was very interesting (funny) to listen in on their commentary of the whole thing.
Colin was first. It was slightly surreal but as expected, excellent. Colin swaggered on stage and it was like Dolma creeped out from behind that rock, only with pink velour, an almost crop top and an Irish accent. It was hilariously fantastic. And then there was the dancing, jazz hands, lady gaga impression and the flash dance pose and it was only a minute into it!
Im not just being biased when I say this one was my favourite because it was just so funny. And the cast gelled really well on stage. The. The big twist came when the polish hottie wasn't polish, Colin wasn't really gay and the old women wasn't really in love with the meat counter workers son! *gasp* lol.
The next performance was more somber but the singin was fantastic!
Anthony heads Musical was about sex and again very funny. Enhanced by the brilliant cast and one cast member forgetting her lines half way through a monologue and scavenging in her pockets for her notes. But the way she handled it had the audience in stitches.
Thr last performance was probably my least favourite but tht is hardly saying anything as they were all brilliant.
Matt Lucas was a brilliant and funny host as I had expected him to be and jeff goldblim and Kevin spacey riffed brilliantly off each other.
The whole team got a very well deserved standing o
One down pint of the night is tht due to unexpected circumstances (previously mentioned sick/clingy 4yr old) I couldn't go to the after show party which I am sure is in full swing right now :( but I did have a fantastic night
Bravi to all the talent that went into putting this on. 4 musicians created in 24 hours! Crazy people!