This week, Curtain Call’s Theo Bosanquet chats with George Richmond Scott, the director of “Blood Wedding” - the inaugural production in Omnibus Theatre’s autumn season.
Theo talked to George about his career as a vocal coach, how that role has helped him develop as a director, his time at the Sheffield Crucible, assisting on “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie”, why he chose “Blood Wedding” as his next project and why he set it in London in this reimagining of the piece.
Bring It On was a cult hit movie, loosely translated for the stage with one of the show's composers someone you may have heard of...Lin Manuel Miranda. Set in two competing high schools (hence to two different composers with two completely different sounds), the musical is a camp exposé of the “bitchiness” (in air quotes) that can exist in the world of cheerleading and the rollercoaster ride that is life in an American high school, with it’s cliques of jocks, geeks and everybody in between.
We got to chat to company members from the British Theatre Academy's production including Robin McIntyre (who plays super-earnest Campbell) and Isabella Pappas (who plays super-bitchy Skylar) along with musical director Chris Ma before the show at the Southwark Playhouse.
This week, I talk to the company of the latest revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice which begins playing at The Park Theatre later this month, where the director Tom Latter believes that, despite being nearly 30 years old, the play absolutely stands up in today’s fame-crazed social media driven world. Also, this production boasts a real mother and daughter team in Sally George and Rafaella Hutchinson taking on the roles of Mari and LV. They also had a bit to say about what it’s like in the rehearsal room watching their family member being spoken to like they’ve never heard before...