Release Date: Monday 16th July - Saturday 21st July 2011
Cast: Matthew J Henry, Katharine Moraz, Daniella Gibb, Edward Judge, Chris Thatcher, Sam Lupton, Julie Yammanee.
Director: Jason Moore
Writer: Jeff Whitty (Book), Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Concept & Music)
Running Time: 135 minutes
Theatre: The Grand Leeds
Princeton is the latest arrival on Avenue Q, a shabby terrace on the outer boroughs of New York. Newly graduated with a useless degree in English, he quickly realises how ill-equipped he is to cope in a world outside of college. As Princeton meets his neighbours on Avenue Q, he begins to release he has more to learn than he ever imagined.
Cast: Greg Jameson, Tom Bailey, Helen McDonald, Ollie Burton, Stephen Mosley, Warwick St John
Director: Tom Bailey
Writer: Tom Bailey and Greg Jameson
Theatre: Seven Arts, Leeds
Duration: 90 mins
Premiering at the Seven Arts Theatre in Leeds this weekend was Buerk! The Newsical, a breakthrough musical by Tom Bailey and Gregory Jameson. Charting the fictional fall and rise of BBC journalist Michael Buerk and his (extremely fictional) love affair with Moira Stuart, the two-act show is a warm-hearted and bawdy celebration of all things Nineteen-Eighties.
Spotted by a crazed BBC News Editor and quickly fast-tracked to The Nine O’Clock News, Buerk (Gregory Jameson) is soon shoulder-to-shoulder and cheek-to-cheek with glamorous newsgirl Moira (Helen McDonald). Feeling very much aggrieved is lusty weatherman McCaskill (Ollie Burton), who musters all of his metrological voodoo to summon the great storm of 1987. A globe-trotting extravaganza of music, Mugabe and mulligatawny ensues as the two media heavyweights battle it out to win the woman of their dreams.
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