Broadway Reads The Victorians
Victorian lives and culture have long been a source of fascination, time and time again we delve into this period finding interesting stories and new ways to tell them – often through song and dance! Join us as we explore how Victorian novels became blockbuster musicals. Featuring live performances from Mad Props Theatre.
We will be ‘Reviewing the Situation’ and invite you to ‘Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd’, as we guide you through the ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ world of Broadway’s Neo-Victorian musical adaptations.
This interactive lecture/concert will take you on a journey from page to stage of famous Broadway musicals, including Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables and some lesser-known, but highly entertaining, shows, such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Jekyll and Hyde. We will look at how the Broadway musical encourages us to view the Victorians.
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Free tickets for the event are available here.
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