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WOMAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN THE MUSICAL at the Playhouse Theatre

February 18, 2015

WOMAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN THE MUSICAL at the Playhouse Theatre in London is excellent. David Yazbek’s original music and lyrics are fresh and unique to the West End musical stage.

I had the feeling I was watching something that was completely new and that was is very clever about this show. It is essentially a traditional farce with a contemporary soundtrack in contemporary design.

It all works because Tasmin Grieg is absolutely electric in the lead role, Pepa. I am not sure I have ever seen a leading role in a musical played with such authenticity. What a casting! Haydn Gwynne gives a tour de force performance as Lucia. The rest of the women are also excellent. The guys support what is essentially a female cast. How refreshing!

If you are looking for original, unusual almost edgy evening at the theatre then this is the show to see this season in the West End.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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