WOS TV: Our Top Theatre Video Picks - 1 Apr 2009
The Whatsonstage.com Television channel is a rapidly expanding archive of theatre-related video content. As well as our exclusive first night reports, we regularly add show trailers, event promos, interviews, video diaries, behind-the-scenes footage and some hysterical “best of the web” gems, all handpicked by us. Below is a selection of some of our favourite recent additions…
Priscilla premiere - Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical received its West End premiere last week, and Whatsonstage.com was there. This video features interviews with principal cast members Jason Donovan, Tony Sheldon and Oliver Thornton as well as first night guests Richard Curtis and Anneka Rice.
Hairspray welcomes new cast members - Nigel Planer and Emmerdale's Verity Rushworth recently took over as Wilbur Turnblad and Penny Pingleton in the hit West End run of Hairspray. This video features interviews with the new stars, as well as everyone's favourite Edna Michael Ball and first night guests including Noel Edmonds!
If you go down to the woods today... you're in for a mighty hoax! Red Rose Chain Theatre Company cannily faked the sighting of a bear in an Ipswich forest recently to promote their upcoming production of A Winter's Tale (See Today's Goss). Here's one of the offending videos, filmed using a shaky camera phone, some borrowed footage from a nature documentary and a good piece of editing software.
Rupert Young at Spring Awakening premiere - Rupert Young, twin brother of pop star Will, was at last week's West End opening of Spring Awakening which is supporting his charity the Mood Foundation. In this short interview, he explains a bit more about the work of the charity and the reason for its association with the show.