DEVILISH! World Première at Landor Theatre, London
**** “The triumph of the evening must lie with Chris Burgess`s punchy lyrics and BB Cooper’s catchy, uplifting score. The four-piece band under the musical direction of Ian MacGregor were positively throbbing with vitality”
THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE
**** “Catchy tunes and well choreographed dance numbers make DEVILISH! a naughty night out that is fun and entertaining. Wonderfully outrageous.”
“A new musical composed, directed and produced by some of the brightest talents in London Theatre including BB Cooper as Composer, Chris Burgess on Book and Lyrics, Musical Director Ian MacGregor and Choreographer Adam Scown.”
“Full of witty one liners… a good fun night out for all”
LONDON THEATRE 1
“A show with plenty going for it”
MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW
“Marc Urquhart’s vibrant production features a highly motivated cast, dancing and singing their hearts out… The jazzy tunes by BB Cooper are catchy and delightful”
WEST END WILMA
“It’s a high energy, high camp spectacle.. tight live band.. excellent choreography… …impressive performances”.
“A catchy original score performed by an enthusiastic cast. An excellent live band.”
“Fun-filled musical numbers… intriguing and original.. . combines considered lyrics, enjoyable music and a strong ensemble of characters … a new musical that one cannot help but giggle along with”
A YOUNGER THEATRE
“For an eighteen pound investment you can see a new musical accompanied by live musicians, performed by a young energetic cast in a venue that deserves to be applauded for supporting the development of new work”
When a cute male angel crash-lands in metropolitan London 2016, how long before he is corrupted by the devilish delights on offer? Think ‘Pinocchio’ meets ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’ – with jazz hands!
Featuring an original score crammed with upbeat songs, aiming to prove that the devil doesn’t have all the best tunes.
John Ruskin remarked that an angel appearing on earth would be shot on sight. H.G Wells wrote a novel called ‘The Wonderful Visit’ based on this observation but now a new team of writers offer their take on this premise for the twenty-first century.
Music by BB COOPER, Book and Lyrics by CHRIS BURGESS, Directed by MARC URQUHART, Musical direction by IAN MACGREGOR, Choreography by ADAM SCOWN, Design by DAVID SHIELDS, Orchestrations by ANDY COLLYER, Lighting design by RICHARD LAMBERT.
CAST: Angel – Alex Green, Ruth – Victoria Hope, Nick Brimstone – Gareth James, Maddie – Katie Ann Dolling, Dr. Michaels – George Longworth, Magic Pete – Louie Westwood, Ensemble – Alice Baker, Benedict de la Bédoyère, Laura Hyde and Helen Ward-Jackson
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