What do you covet so much that you would work yourself, save and sacrifice for years, just for the chance of making the prized possession yours?
Indecent Proposal post-show video and photos: Hands up if you’d sleep with a stranger for $1 million
The big moral question at the heart of Indecent Proposal is: what are you willing to do for $1 million? More specifically: would you have sex for a stranger if they paid you $1 million?
Apart from it being a charming public park and one of my dog's favourite destinations for our daily walks, I have always been fascinated by history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, near my home in south London.
In April 2020, I was due to chair a post-show Q&A at The Other Palace for new British musical CASES. Of course, that run was cancelled due to Covid, but when composer-lyricist Dominic Powell decided to give CASES a new lease of life by recording a studio album, he asked me back to chair a discussion via Zoom.
Nineties gender-politics thriller Indecent Proposal gets a modern #MeToo makeover in a brand-new British musical - with book and lyrics by Michael Conley, music by Dylan Schlosberg - at London's Southwark Playhouse in June.
One of my favourite reviews of Fanatical, the new British musical currently receiving its world premiere season at London's Playground Theatre, opines: "It will remind you why you love whatever it is that you're a fan of".
So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if...?
Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it.
Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at last night's post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show when, many years ago, Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary about Carl von Cosel.