The Fitzrovia Radio Hour
We really enjoyed ourselves on Saturday... We went to see The Fitzrovia Radio Hour at our local theatre, and it was fantastic!
The Fitzrovia Radio Hour consists of "original radio plays of the 40s and 50s performed and recorded with cut-glass elegance in front of a live studio audience, with live sound effects."
The actors/singers/"sound engineers" were obviously enjoying themselves as much as us, but watching them proved absolutely exhausting... How do they do it all?
The (original) tales for the evening were: "George Albion and the War of the Roses", "Nazi Firemen in Westminster", "He Should Have Known His Place" and "House of Clocks". All these linked with original ads for whisky and restorative tea.
After all this, the actors most certainly were in need of restorative tea: the whole show is choreographed and timed to the second; the stage is full of the most crazy props: cabbage, grapefruit, door locks, bags, teacups, toys, musical instruments, bits of wood, etc. and it can get messy, especially when a "death" is involved!
The actors not only play their parts as if they were acting out for the radio, but also act it out on the stage, with funny little touches that add to the already perfectly planned chaos!
They have quite a lot of dates coming up, including an evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London!
So go and have a look at their website, and try to get a ticket, you won't regret it!
More on Wikipedia here: THE FITZROVIA WIKI
The company's website: THE FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR
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