Sunday, 27 October 2019

REVIEW| Falsettos at The Other Palace

Theatre is my life as you may have guessed from the last few posts on this blog. If I have the chance to see something in real life that I love I will jump at the chance. One show that falls into this category is Falsettos. I fell in love with this show first through a separate production, which was on on Broadway back in 2016 and was full of some of my favourite Broadway actors, so when it was first announced that there was a production coming to London, I hopped online bought my ticket and headed down south for the show.




The story of this show is what happens in the life of a "modern family" revolving around the lives of a gay man, his wife, lover, son, their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbours. Set in 1979 and originally written and performed under the ghost of the AIDS crisis, it is a musical that looks at their previously mentioned family's dynamics with humour, laughter and love before moving towards it's heartbreaking and tearful ending. It's a plot I knew prior to heading into the show due to my love of the show on Broadway but still the tears flowed the same as my first viewing.

The cast of this show is a small one of only seven, six adults and a child, but what a cast. Complete with actors I'd seen previously in different roles and actors that were new to me, I loved the mix of people on stage and their bond as a company. If you want to know more about the actors individually then make sure you check out the video review on my YouTube channel The Theatre Necessities  where I speak about each actor individually.

The show is currently running until the end of November at The Other Palace, which is located a five minute walk away from London Victoria tube and railway stations. This venue is more compact than some London theatres but it's a venue I enjoy to visit as it seems more friendly and welcoming than others. Falsettos is showing in the main theatre space which is one layer and I was seated in D row in seat 15, which gave me a very central up close view of the show. This made me feel very much part of the action and I loved sitting there.

I would definitely recommend seeing this show. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it live an in the flesh after years of seeing it online. 



Rating (out of 5)

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