Auditions for Love Sucks: An Alternative Valentine’s Cabaret

Valentine’s Day is a saccharine sweet Hallmark holiday and it’s easy to pull together a load of love songs to celebrate it.

That doesn’t always make for the most interesting of cabarets.

So here at Geoids we have decided to put together our own, alternative, look at the holiday and take a look at love, romance, sex and relationships from another angle, exploring unconventional relationships; times where love goes wrong; contradictory emotions that are wrapped up with love. We’re not all out cynics, we promise, we just want to bring a bit of dry humour to the usual view of the holiday.

The team have plenty of ideas but will be working in collaboration with the cast to draw chosen songs together into a cohesive performance. We are very much open to suggestions from performers as to what songs should make the set list. We would be interested to include any genre of music (from show tunes, to folk songs, to pop music) to create a wholly original show that plays to the strengths of those who are cast.

For more information about the show and more details on performances please see our Audition Notice.

Auditions will take place on Monday 3 December at Rag Factory and Tuesday 4 December at  City Lit building next to the Bridewell Theatre. Auditions are split into slots with more information in the Audition Notice, but you must email us at lovesucks@geoidsmt.co.uk to book your slot.

Join our A Little Night Music production team!

Our first full show of 2019 will be the Sondheim Classic, A Little Night Music. Performing 7-11 May 2019 at The Bridewell Theatre, London.

The entrancing adaption of Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, is proof of Sondheim’s masterful execution and elegance. The witty and moving winner of four Tony Awards, focuses on the tangled web of affairs surrounding Desirée Armfeldt, her lovers, her family and their families. Culminating in an unforgettable Weekend in the Country there are infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances that could bring endless surprises.

We are currently looking to meet with potential production team members, so if you want to be involved with the team behind this production and see yourself as a Producer, Director, Choreographer, MD or in a more technical role then email us.

We are delighted to bring yet another challenging Sondheim musical to you as part of our exciting 2019 season. Stay tuned for more information on audition dates.

Toe Tapping Tunes

Toe-tapping tunes to a picnic in the park!

Creative partners and good friends, Paul Cozens & Cara Turtington, are the creative team behind all the music and dance in The Pajama Game performing at The Bridewell Theatre, 6-10 November 2018. We caught up with our Musical Director and Choreographer to find out more about what to expect from the show…

What can we expect from the music in the show?

Paul: It’s 1950s and the usual diverse range you’d expect from a traditional musical. From big band to Laurel and Hardy motifs as part of a comedy ballet! Plenty of earworms to take home with you. It’s all very hummable and those toes will be urging to tap!

What kind of dancing can we expect to see?

Cara: There’s a variety of styles. The show is set in the 50s and so a lot of the themes reflect back to that era. There’s some jazz, some fosse styling, and some Latin creeping in amongst the musical theatre.  Most of it is happy though and should make you feel good!

Tell us about the band!

Paul: The original orchestration is huge and there’s nowhere near enough room in the Bridewell to house such a band, but our twelve-strong ensemble will have it all covered!

How much have you been inspired by the original choreography?

Cara: I’ve seen a few variations of the show over the years and I’m sure they have had an influence. However, when I know I’m doing a show I try to stay away from the published recordings to make sure I can come up with something unique to the cast I’m working with. The cast has been awesome! Plus I’ve had inspiration found everywhere from a picnic in the park to Stoke-on-Trent train station.

What music are you most looking forward to conducting in the show?

Paul: The Once A Year Day dance break!

Which number are you most excited to see on the stage?

Cara: If you’d have asked a couple of weeks ago I’d have said Steam Heat. Today it’s Hernando’s Hideaway though. The lights should make all the difference in that number. Fingers crossed!

 

Geoids present The Pajama Game 6-10 November at The Bridewell Theatre.

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