The Fitzrovia Radio Hour - Ambassadors Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING three critically acclaimed London residencies and two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, a new version of The Fitzrovia Radio Hour will visit the Ambassadors Theatre as part of a national tour.
The show, which recreates the unique spirit of 1940’s radio plays and evokes a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips, will play just four dates in the West End – February 14, 21 and 28 and March 6.
Blending homage and satire, Fitzrovia mixes the chauvinist attitudes of 1940s Britain with sharp contemporary humour to produce a heady comic cocktail.
Throughout the plays, sound effects are created live. For example, a Bakelite hairdryer imitates a heating torch, a desk fan becomes an aeroplane, and multiple types of cabbage help to stage a fight scene.
The Fitzrovia Radio Hour is written and performed by Jon Edgley Bond, Tom Mallaburn, Phil Mulryne, Martin Pengelly and Alex Ratcliffe, with Phoebe Barran directing a cast that also includes Fiona Sheehan and Natalie Ball.
Suitable for ages 12+
Running Time: 80 minutes (plus interval).