Highlights of a Wild West End Week

  • Seeing a West End theatre (the Vaudeville) emblazoned with the name of my show.  It was particularly glam if you ignored the roadworks just outside the marquee (we skilfully photographed it to crop them out)
  • The gifts of a perfect team of tech and creatives – impeccable musical direction and playing from George, a red-hot band, exciting and grand lighting from Tom, all under the stewardship of Will – and each of these delightful guys was under 30.
  • Seeing a show written for the basement of a Sydney pub play to a sophisticated London theatre crowd with even more verve and chutzpah, four years on.  
  • The look in Trevor’s eye as he entered on press night – no nerves whatsoever, more “Win you over? Challenge accepted.”  He works hard and imaginatively for those standing ovations and it’s a delight to see him get them.
  • Chris’ glorious voice for “Tenterfield Saddler”.
  • Sir Cameron popping back to say “well done” at interval on press night.
  • The buzz on twitter etc over the next few days.
  • Going out till 4 with the tireless Priscilla crew in the medieval township of York.
  • The gorgeous design of “Beautiful Thing” by Colin Richmond – inventive and poetic.
  • Using Soho House as my “home away from…” for the week.
  • Breakfast at Flat White every morning.
  • Seeing Mikey rock it out at the Shacklewell Arms.
  • The puppet show at the Unicorn.
  • Being there.

Published by bryantandfrank

Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank make musicals. And other things. www.bryantandfrank.com www.mybrilliantcareermusical.com www.deanjamesbryant.com

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