The Other Palace (St James)


01 Sep 2018 - 07 Oct 2018

£23.00 - £35.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

2.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

New musical telling the story of a teenage boy and his pursuit to create a Hollywood comic book movie.

Featuring new, '80s-inspired songs and the voices of Mark Hamill and Brian Blessed.

The lively new musical is back due to popular demand.  (Reviewed in Jan, 2018)


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“Such a lot of fun!.. Bowls along at a tremendous pace propelled by some good jokes, excellent songs and fine performances.”

Gary Naylor (Broadway World)

“An energetic, mile-a-minute show... Much of the music is genuinely engaging, with a crisp live band... Has a lot going for it.”

Jane Kemp (What's On Stage)

“Silly but amiable... Infectiously poppy pastiche songs... Begs for an injection of snarky wit and subversive camp.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Slightly crass superhero musical salvaged by a fantastic soundtrack drawing on 1980s nostalgia.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“This amiably preposterous show... disarms doubters (to some degree) by being so obviously chock-full of belief in itself.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“High-decibel, formulaic romp... A lively production. An exuberant young cast competes vigorously with the deafening music. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Pastiching two areas simultaneously... about which it knows less than it thinks... The songs themselves are serviceably anthemic”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Upbeat new musical... A couple of catchy anthems... Feels formulaic... Not as fluent in either idiom as it imagines. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Eek. It’s too much in every way... An Eighties pastiche pushed way beyond the boundary of what that should entail.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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