Monday 12 June 2017
Musicals - New shows - Tours
Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of the comedy musical Pageant at the London Irish Centre from 10 August 2017.
Image: The Flash Point Group
Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
The show will play at the London Irish Centre as part of The Camden Fringe 2017, before travelling to the Poole Lighthouse.
Pageant debuted Off-Broadway in 1991 at the Blue Angel in New York, where it ran for more than a year before playing successful engagements on the West End and around the world.
Writer/director Bill Russell is an internationally produced author of musicals for the stage.
He received Tony Award nominations for his book and lyrics for Side Show.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (author; book and lyrics) has been performed around the world and Bill directed it at the Kings Head, Drill Hall and Criterion in addition to many theaters in America.
Pageant is a musical comedy about the world of beauty pageants - where six hopeful contestants battle to win the coveted title of ‘Miss Glamouresse'.
But this is no ordinary pageant: all of the 'girls' are played by men.
With catchy songs, outrageous costumes and hilarious dialogue, the contestants compete in rounds including talent, spokesperson, ball gowns and swimsuits.
Finally, their fate rests with a panel of judges selected from the audience.
Who will it be?
Includes: Miles Western
Book & lyrics - Bill Russell
Music - Albert Evans
Orignial concept - Robert Longbottom
Director - Bill Russell
Producer - Tim Austin for The Flash Point Group
London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square
London, NW1 9XB
London: August 10th 2017 - August 25th 2017, 9pm
(10th - 12th, 17th - 19th, 23rd - 25th)
Poole: September 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017, 7.45pm
Running time: 95 mins (not incl. interval)
London: £15 / £14 (concessions)
Poole: £19.75 / £17.75-16.00 (concessions)