Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Tell Me On a Sunday

Mandy Little

14 November 2012 – Review of Tell Me On a Sunday

Well, it has to be said that visiting the Q Theatre for the first time is exciting. It is a quaint venue, with a nice bar layout, and a great location in Auckland, next to Auckland’s Town Hall. So, when the chance to see an Andrew Lloyd Webber production came my way – I was in.

Although a lesser-known work of Mr Webber– Tell Me on a Sunday is powerful, and very enjoyable show. With a cast of one – Carly Binding – who I felt did a fine job in the role made famous by Marti Webb who starred in the first production staged in London, back in 1979. It must be very difficult to sing and act with no-one else on stage with you – and with numerous costume changes, even on stage! Yet, Carly did it well. The band, I thought, took a while to warm up and sometimes overpowered the three backing singers, who themselves had a few harmony issues near the start. However, it was, of course, opening night and therefore there as no doubt some first night nerves. Once these were worked out of the system though, everyone settled down and, overall, I enjoyed the performance.

Carly plays 'the girl' who arrives in New York City from Muswell Hill, UK. She talks to her friends and writes to her mum during the performance updating them on her love-life – although she is the only one on stage. She wants to find love. She falls in love but discovers he’s been cheating on her with numerous other women and she walks out. She meets Hollywood producer Sheldon Bloom, who takes her to LA, but she becomes a trophy girlfriends – she walks out, back to Manhattan. She meets a salesman, who sees other women when away on business - she walks out. She meets a married man who can provide access to the green card she needs, and enjoys the noon-to-two relationship until he wants to leave his wife and marry her. She walks away.

Carly proved that not only has she got a great singing voice, but can act too. The play is no Evita or Cats – but well worth hearing the song that made No 3 in the UK charts back in 1980 Take That Look Off Your Face.

Tell Me On A Sunday

14-24 November

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street

music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Don Black

Musical Director: Robin Kelly

Director: David Coddington

Starring: Carly Binding

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. Review by Marlene Ware. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news