WOS TV: Our Top Theatre Video Picks -14 Jan 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…
Show Trailer - Quidam - At the Royal Albert Hall until 15 February 2009, Quidam is the latest show from Cirque du Soleil, containing all the elements the company has become famous for - astonishing acrobatics, awe-inspiring aerial acts, unique lighting, and elaborate set design. Here\'s a taster of what to expect.
Blast from the past – Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard - With the Watermill revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber\'s Sunset Boulevard currently running in the West End\'s Comedy theatre, here\'s a clip of the original Broadway Norma Desmond, Glenn Close, singing “With One Look” - and with those eyes, you can\'t help but believe her!
Looking back at The Girlfriend Experience - One of the Off-West End hits of 2008 was Alecky Blythe\'s The Girlfriend Experience, a verbatim play set in a brothel that ran at the Royal Court Upstairs. Here, Alecky and cast members Debbie Chazen and Beatie Edney discuss the play and reveal a few secrets about the wonders of wearing PVC boots.
Clip from Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury - Currently at the Leiecester Square Theatre, (6 January to 14 February), Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury is billed as a “warts-and-all portrait of the man who put the phrase \'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll\' into the national psyche”. Here, Jud Charlton (who was controversially sacked from the show last week) performs the aforementioned song, which is featured in the show alongside hits including the iconic “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick\".