West End stars chat about the new musical revue I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer… if only there were any who would dare to admit it.
Created by “wonderfully witty comic songwriter” (LBC) and iTunes comedy album chart-topper Alexander S. Bermange, and directed by Paul Foster – whose recent successes have included A Little Night Music at the Watermill Theatre and Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible – this thrilling new musical revue comedically covers the journey from eager drama school graduate right through to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or “never-was”).
Along the way, you will be privy to anecdotes, revelations and confessions – in song – that lift the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing – alongside celebrations of those magical moments (however rare) that make it all seem worthwhile.
With an all-star cast comprised of Suzie Mathers (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Oliver Savile (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera), Liam Tamne (The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Opera and TV’s The Voice) and Diana Vickers (Son Of A Preacher Man, The Rocky Horror Show and TV’s The X Factor), this unique show will cheekily, caustically, yet affectionately lay bare the real reasons why there’s no business like show business…
Benjamin Martin went along to rehearsals for the show this week on my behalf to chat to the stars of the show about what we can expect. Take a look.
Alexander Bermange has been the Musical Director for the West End Wilma Awards since 2015. Watch Sooz Kempner perform ‘Audition’ at the 2016 Wilma Awards to get a better feel for what you can expect from I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical