Reviews and views on What's on in the Northeast, from keen gigger, theatre-goer and comedy consumer, Jo Oliver.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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the P!nk musical
Coming soon to Newcastle
It's rare a new musical is developed and produced right here in Newcastle but Limelight Theatrical Serviceshave taken the bull by the horns and created this, a family story built around the songs of P!nk. Check out the Facebook page.
Initially set to run from 19-21st February 2015, this production has ideas way beyond the Basement Cafe venue in Carliol Square. Although I've found the venue behind the cafe to be absolutely perfect for this kind of performance and a hidden gem in the Carliol Square crown.
The story is built around a cast of 5 players. We start with a headstrong 14 year old Alecia Hart struggling with the knowledge her parents' marriage is crumbling. We follow her through her life as a troubled teenager than as a young woman with the love of her life Tom, even if the love of Tom's life lies with the motors he works on as a mechanic. There is sadness, joy, a little domestic here and there, and of course love, all glued together by fantastic songs by P!nk.
Of course this musical will not happen without musicians and so David Oliver the company director invites local talent to come along on 28th November to show their mettle:
"We are pleased to announce official auditions for the musical. These will take place on the 28th November from 6pm for production and tech and crew meeting, 7pm for cast, and 8.30pm for band. If you are cast and or band, please bring something to use as your audition material. Auditions. Last no longer than 10mins. We can play back backing tracks and vocals. The venue is listed below. Please confirm attendance as soon as you get this.
Regards, David Oliver LLTSUK
Cornerstone Church Newcastle 9-11 Carliol Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UF"
More details as the production develops...we're looking forward to sharing rehearsal pictures.