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Three To See 2012: Musical favourites

By | Published on Thursday 26 July 2012

Hey Piano Lady

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three Fringe musical favourites.

This section is for companies and people that have seriously pleased our reviewers in the past, and we start with The Flanagan Collective, who’ve previously received 4/5 and 5/5 scores from us and received heartfelt commendation for their beautiful acting and singing. This year’s show ‘Beulah’ is inspired by William Blake, a “beautiful and delicate folk tale which straddles the ocean between this world and the next… A conversation about the very fabric we are made from”.
Beulah, C venues – C nova, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 5.15pm, fpp239. theflanagancollective.co.uk

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
My daughter is currently obsessed with holding spelling bees in our kitchen, whilst I am making her supper. But that’s not why I selected this show. ThreeWeeks types always have positive adjectives for Patch Of Blue Theatre, and in particular liked their 2011 production of Godspell, so I have high hopes for the staging of this one act musical comedy, which was produced off and on Broadway back in 2005.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, C venues – C, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 6.45pm, fpp248. www.patchofbluetheatre.co.uk

Hey, Piano Bar Lady!
Kiwi Linn Lorkin won our hearts last year with this collection of simple and well constructed songs, dreadful puns and well told anecdotes, all combining to recreate her experiences of the 1980s New York piano bar scene: sleeping on sofas, searching for love, and playing everywhere from Soho to Park Avenue. “Adorable. Classy. Charming. Fun.” said our reviewer. And lots of critics from other publications loved her too, so you don’t have to take just our word for it.
Hey, Piano Bar Lady!, SpaceCabaret @ 54, 3-25 Aug (not 13,20), 2.00pm, fpp242. www.linnlorkin.com