Leicester Square Theatre - July 2012
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
LEICESTER Square Theatre has announced its theatre programme for July 2012:
The Legacy, a new musical from KSA Performing Arts College, with book by Elaine Gray, lyrics by Phillip Short, and music by Phillip Short, Jak Chantler and James Beal – Thursday, July 19 at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50 – £15.
In 1935, The Legacy Nightclub, a seedy club in the east end of London run by self-proclaimed American jazz “legend” Benny Washington, burns to the ground in suspicious circumstances. Serial womaniser Benny, who’s distinct lack of business skill had brought the club to the brink of bankruptcy, perishes in the fire. Delores, one of the club’s dancers, is jailed for arson and her lover, Benny’s son Arthur, is left heartbroken but determined to clear Delores’ name.
But what happens two generations later, could change the fortunes of Legacy Fashions, a trendy design house run by Benny’s grandson, Gerard…
Dracula: Sex, Sucking & Stardom – Saturday, July 14 at 4pm and Monday, July 16 at 10pm. Tickets: £8.
Last Chance Saloon revamp Bram Stoker’s Dracula with their unique brand of the ridiculous to create a slick hour of absurd, deft theatre comedy.
Follow Jonathan Harker to Transylvania where he discovers the Count’s evil plans and love of all things showbiz. When Dracula ventures to England pursuing his beloved Lucy and dreams of starring in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical only one man can stop him…
Anything But (a one-woman play) – Saturday, July 21 at 4pm. Tickets: £7 – £6.
Agnes is always trying to help, but never herself. As she arranges the nibbles at her Dad’s funeral party, she wrestles with the big questions: life, love, and the proper presentation of cheesy footballs.
Starring Abi Tedder, Anything But won the prestigious Harry Porter Prize for comic playwriting, judged by Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Tim Key.
And We Will Laugh At Gilded Butterflies – Sunday, July 22 at 8pm. Tickets: £10 – £8.
Two women, condemned to death, share a prison cell. Based on true stories, this is an exploration of how far the human spirit can stretch before breaking, and how hope and beauty can be found in the darkest moments.
Proceeds from this performance will go to Amicus charity that assists in the provision of legal representation for those awaiting capital trial and punishment in the US.
For more information and tickets, call the box office on 08448 733433 or visit www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.
Also at Leicester Square Theatre: Chickenshed’s The Rain That Washes.