I’m delighted to announce that my co-written musical Buerk! The Newsical, a comedy look at the 1980s loosely based on the broadcasting career of Michael Buerk, is returning to the stage in London!
It will be playing at the Network Theatre (immediately next door to Waterloo Station) between 2nd and 4th May.
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I’ll be posting a blog to keep you updated just as soon as rehearsals get underfoot in the New Year!
…but not just yet. It’s like the hiatus between Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. Except not as long or high budget.
Yes, Buerk! The Newsical has been on hold whilst our director and my co-writer Tom Bailey made a baby and reared it. I’m sure he won’t mind me mentioning that. It’s all “above board”.
Since then we have been putting plans afoot to remount the show in London so that the capital can enjoy our take on the BBC career of newsreader Michael Buerk and his saucy love triangle with Moira Stuart and Ian McCaskill.
One of Peter Jackson’s favourite actors (what a lovely position to be in!), Jed Brophy is another big name to be attracted to The Minister Of Chance, which he’ll record whilst in the UK promoting The Hobbit.
Here’s what I asked him.
It was great to be able to put a few questions to Dan Freeman, the writer behind the majestic sci-fi audio drama The Minister Of Chance. Dan gets to put words into the mouths of some legends including Jenny Agutter, Paul McGann, Paul Darrow, Sylvester McCoy and Julian Wadham, who have all signed up to the project on the strength of the script.
This is what he told me.
Well-known as a theatre critic for The Times, and formerly for Punch, Jeremy Kingston is also a playwright. His recent play Making Dickie Happy, about a fictitious weekend in which Dickie Mountbatten, Noel Coward and Agatha Christie stay at the same hotel, won rave reviews on its London debut.
There’s a revival of the show in March 2013, which will also be directed by Robert Gillespie.
I spoke to Jeremy about his career, focussing on Making Dickie Happy.
You can read my interview with him here.
I was lucky enough to speak to Ricky Dukes during a break between his spring and autumn productions with the Lazarus Theatre Company. Having been hugely impressed with his body of work on the London fringe theatre scene, it was a great opportunity to put some questions to him.
You can read the interview here.