Ushers is a new comedy musical, set around the lives of the youngsters who work front of house in theatre, selling programmes and ice creams at Andrew Lloyd Mackintossers production of Oops I Did It Again.
After a successful run at the new Hope Theatre in London, Ushers has transferred to the much larger Charing Cross Theatre for a string of late night performances. Written by Yiannis Koutsakis, James Oban and James Rottger, the show was brought to life after they reached the finals of West End Producers ‘Search for a Twitter Composer’ competition.
Touted as the stagiest show of the year (stagey is a term given to people who work in theatre and live and breath the craft) the show is 90 mins of jokes and laughs, mocking theatre and shocking the audience with obscene remarks about familiar people in the industry.
Carly Thoms plays new girl Lucy on her first shift at the theatre. She gets to know the rest of her colleagues under the watchful eye of slimy theatre manager Robin, played by Ralph Bogard. When the manager announces they need to make cost savings in the theatre, havoc ensues and it is down to the Ushers to come up with a plan to save the day.
Ushers is a good fun show that will appeal to regular theatre goers. The songs are good and you will surely raise a smile.
Reviewed by West End Wilma