The Music Hall Menagerie - Leicester Square Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
MUSEUM of Comedy is presenting The Music Hall Menagerie at Leicester Square Theatre – from Tuesday, August 5 to Saturday, September 13, 2014 (not Sundays or Mondays).
Written and directed by Stuart Saint, this historically British variety spectacular stars Dusty O as grand chanteuse Lady Veronica Burlington, and features Rae Brogan, Amy Forrest, James Peake and Nigel Thomas.
The Music Hall Menagerie is described as the beating heart of London promising singing, dancing, comic capers, a ukulele or two and little sparkling nuggets of nostalgia.
David Hodge aka Dusty “O” is a seasoned and long standing club and events promoter and performer having performed in 23 countries worldwide. Best known for his legendary club night at London’s iconic venue, Madame JoJo’s Trannyshack, Dusty also writes a weekly column in QX Magazine and has released several music singles and an album and appears regularly on television.
The last two years have seen Dusty perform in Leicester Square Theatre’s pantomimes Dick! and Dick Comes Again and more recently star in London Live’s hit TV show Drag Queens of London.
Stuart Saint is currently Associate Artistic Director for the Leicester Square Theatre. His recent directorial credits include: De Profundis, The New Musical Project, Dick Comes Again!, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens and Dick! (Leicester Square Theatre), Saving Souls In Soho (Greenwich Theatre) and NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre).
His forthcoming productions include Sleeping Booty (Leicester Square Theatre) and he is also developing Princess (A Rock Ballet). Saint is also host of theatrical chat show, Life Upon The Wicked Stage for Broadway Baby.
Tickets: £17.50 (Tuesday – Thursday), £15 (Thursday matinee), £19.50 (Friday and Saturday), £15 (groups of 10 plus) – available from the box office on 08448 733433 or online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.
Times: 7pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday); 3pm and 7pm (Thursday); 4pm and 7pm (Saturday).
Also at Leicester Square Theatre: Bugle Boy, the acclaimed musical exploring the life and work of legendary band leader Glenn Miller (June 30 to July 20, 2014) and Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles (July 30 to September 6, 2014).