Archive for the ‘Musicals’ Category
Book: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark; Glee)
Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening)
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Director: Rupert Goold (Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre; Enron)
Obligatory disclaimer: I have neither read the book nor seen the film so I have no point of reference for this piece. I debated reading the novel before seeing the musical, but I never got around to it – plus I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to have the source material so fresh in the mind.
I booked this before the casting was announced on the basis that a show about a psychopath might appeal to my husband, who doesn’t really enjoy musicals. He raised an eyebrow when I told him that Matt Smith (Doctor Who) had been cast as Patrick Bateman and then sat back smugly whilst the Twitter-verse worked itself into a frenzy over their inability to get tickets.
I’ll admit right now that the sixties is not my favourite music decade (the 70s are – yes, I know I have terrible taste!) and the only reason I went to see this is because Hugo Harold-Harrison is in it. I fell in love with H3 when he was in Priscilla – you couldn’t have failed to notice his very happy sailor in ♫ Go West ♫. I also saw him play Tick/Mitzi a few times and he was brilliant. As a result I’d pretty much go see him in anything just for a glimpse of that smile 😀