Home / Tag Archives: Tim Firth

Tag Archives: Tim Firth

Our House – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

A woman stands holding a hand aloft surrounded by others

Director: James Tobias Writer: Tim Firth Music: Madness (and Labbi Siffre) Choreographer: Fabian Aloise Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald With commercial theatre’s love for jukebox musicals showing no real signs of slowing, Our House hits UK theatres, touring the country for the fourth time since its inception in 2002. Following Camden schoolboy Joe Casey, Our House explores family, love and the wrong ...

Read More »

The Band – Manchester Opera House

Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen The Band is a new production that has been created off the back of the international success of boy group Take That, and that sparked a TV search for five aspiring pop stars. Making its debut in Manchester, it is at once both fun and ridiculous, providing a real throwback to ...

Read More »

Our House – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A woman stands holding a hand aloft surrounded by others

Book: Tim Firth Music & Lyrics: Madness Director: James Tobias Reviewer:  David Robinson The welcome at the house of fun is a warm and an extremely enthusiastic one, with the toe-tapping sounds of Madness favourites ringing loudly around the auditorium and no doubt being whistled long after the show. The melodious joy is infectious and the predominantly young cast throw themselves ...

Read More »

The Girls – Phoenix Theatre, London

Writers: Tim Firth &Gary Barlow Director: Tim Firth Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s been a film, a play and now with Gary Barlow adding a little razzle-dazzle, the true story of a group of women in the Yorkshire hills stripping off to pose in a nude charity calendar, has arrived in the West End as a musical. While the film, written ...

Read More »

Our House – The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Tim Firth Composers: Madness Director: Ros Philips Musical Director: Andrew Linham Choreographer: Nancy Kettle “The London Musical” is a great choice for The Queen's 2016 Community Show. It's lively, it's a crowd-pleaser, and, like most of the company, and the audience, and indeed Madness themselves, it has its roots just down the road in NW1. The Community Musical has ...

Read More »

Our House – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Pink car full of young people

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Our House by Tim Firth is a book based around the songs of the band Madness; who were formed in 1976. The story and songs eventually become the musical, however it is more of a ‘what if’ idea than a narrative. Decisions sometimes have to be taken in a split second ...

Read More »

Neville’s Island – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer Tim Firth Director Henry Bell Designer Lucy Weller Reviewer Ron Simpson Last year’s starry West End revival of Neville’s Island was, in general, not at all well received. Henry Bell’s production for the Stephen Joseph Theatre (where it all began in 1992) proves that it works far better not as a vehicle for known comedians, but as an ensemble ...

Read More »

NEWS: Gary Barlow announces The Girls will open in Leeds and Salford

A Village Hall isn’t the usual place to launch a major new musical, but today Gary Barlow and Tim Firth visited Burnsall Village Hall to announce that their new musical The Girls will premiere at The Grand Theatre Leeds in November and then play The Lowry Theatre in January 2016 Burnsall in Yorkshire is where the original story began and ...

Read More »