The Hurly Burly Show posts closing notices
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE HURLY Burly Show has posted closing notices at the Duchess Theatre. Originally booking until September 22, it will now complete its run on August 18, 2012.
Previously Posted: Following an acclaimed season at the Garrick Theatre in 2011, The Hurly Burly Show returns to the West End, to the Duchess Theatre, where it runs for a strictly limited 12-week season – from July 2 to September 22, 2012.
The Hurly Burly Show, starring Miss Polly Rae, is an all-singing, all-dancing revue with a saucy contemporary twist. Fusing fashion, music and popular culture, it is the first major burlesque-inspired musical spectacular to be staged in a West End theatre.
Boasting a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, sets and music, The Hurly Burly Show features steamy covers and twisted mash-ups of pop hits from major artists including Kylie, Britney, Prince, Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many more.
Miss Polly Rae is one of the UK’s biggest burlesque stars. As a solo artist she is distinctive for her talented vocals, elegant dance, exquisite striptease and comic flair.
The Hurly Burly Show is directed by William Baker, with a creative team including Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Tommy), Steve Anderson (musical direction), Ashley Wallen (choreography), Terry Ronald (vocal arrangements) and Nick Whitehouse (lighting).
A director of live music shows as well as a photographer and stylist, William Baker is best known for his creative work with Kylie Minogue. He has also worked as Creative Director to Rihanna, Leona Lewis and Westlife and in 2007, he made his theatre directing debut directing a ‘remixed’ version of the musical Rent at the Duke of York’s Theatre. In 2008, he received the Visionary Award at the Elle Style Awards.
In 1993, Wayne Cilento won both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for the musical Tommy. He repeated the success in London in 1996 with an Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He staged Elton John’s Aida and Wicked, one of the biggest musicals ever in the West End and on Broadway. Recently, he staged Sweet Charity, with Christina Applegate.
Steve Anderson is also renowned for his extensive work with Kylie Minogue. He has also worked as musical director for Westlife, Leona Lewis and Rent at the Duke of York’s Theatre, and produced, written and remixed songs for Take That, Britney Spears, Westlife, The Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
Ashley Wallen recently choreographed Ghost the Musical in the West End and on Broadway. His other credits as a choreographer include Rent at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Tickets: £25 – £49.50 (includes £1 restoration levy); previews (July 2 to July 12) all tickets £10 discount. Available from the box office on 0844 412 4659.
Times: Monday to Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm and 9pm.