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Three To See 2011: Musicals with arty inspiration

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Toulouse Lautrec

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three musical shows with arty inspiration at Festival 2011.

Sunday In The Park With George
As musical-lovers will no doubt know, this is a Stephen Sondheim musical, inspired by the Georges Seurat painting ‘A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte’. And if that’s not an arty inspiration, I don’t know what is. And it’s from One Academy Productions, who can generally be counted on to do a good job of a thing.
C, 3 – 29 Aug, 3.35pm (5.35pm), £8.50 – £14.50, fpp234.

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Musical (pictured)
Now, there are some people out there who might think this sounds a little bit crazy. Well, you might be a little bit right, but at least it sounds interesting. The life of the renowned French artist, is brought to the Fringe by a Japanese Company and alternately performed in English and Japanese with subtitles.
C aquila, 4 – 29 Aug, 4.10pm (5.10pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp234.

Orpheus And Eurydice
Okay, nothing to do with fine art. But it’s a classicy, artsy theme, so I’m forcing it into this section. If you have a problem with that, let me know, and I’ll do nothing about it. Five One Productions say this is a fresh and exciting musical adaptation of the Greek myth; which seems like a good plan to me.
C eca, 3 – 16 Aug, 10.55pm (11.45pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp230.