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Three To See 2011: New-ish musicals

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

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ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three new-ish musicals at Festival 2011.

The Ring Of Stones
A revival of a show that premiered a bit more than a decade ago, but it hasn’t been out much since then I don’t think. I was attracted when I saw that it’s about Eyam, a place I visited frequently in my youth. It’s the plague village: when the disease arrived there in a box of infested cloth, the villagers quarantined themselves, knowing that they were facing a very high chance of dying. So, yes, it might be a bit emotional and depressing. But it’s a belting story to base a show on.
theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 15 – 20 Aug, 4.15pm (5.50pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp231.

Miracles At Short Notice
This is a new show from the writer of ‘Tony Blair The Musical’, a comedy musical based on the witty stories of Saki, aka Hector Hugh Munro. I am assured that the character of Clovis Sangrail will appear, and that, for a certain reason, makes me happy.
Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, 14 – 20 Aug, 10.20pm (11.30pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp229.

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To be honest, this sounds a bit confusingly futuristic, but I am of a mind to think that’s a good thing on balance. It’s a very contemporary theme, with a touch of
the ‘Truman Show’ idea about it. I’m sold.
Zoo Roxy, 15 – 27 Aug, 6.30pm (7.30pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp228.

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