Titanic

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Southwark Playhouse

Until Sat Aug 31 2013

  • Titanic at Southwark Playhouse

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    'Titanic' at Southwark Playhouse

    Titanic at Southwark Playhouse
  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

  • © Annabel Vere

Titanic at Southwark Playhouse

© Annabel Vere

'Titanic' at Southwark Playhouse

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Amanda Kay

Not having researched the music or plot beforehand (although I was pretty sure I’d know the overall gist of the latter), I had very little idea of what to expect. I’d heard that the orchestral parts had been massively reduced, and that there was a cast of 20 on a minimalist stage, and feared the worst, but was egged on by early favourable reviews and a friend who assured me it would be worth the hit my almost empty bank account would take for a ticket. All anxieties disappeared as soon as the opening number got going. Yes, it’s a long one and yes, the content mostly involves characters saying ‘ooh, look at this ship?’ ‘isn’t it a good ship?’ ‘oh aye, it’s grand’ etc, etc. But the (very clever) staging, understated but compelling characterisations, and frankly some of the most beautiful singing I’ve ever heard in a musical, more than made up for the occasional monotony of the lyrics or ‘bitty’ feel of some of the music. And these elements continued to carry the show through almost all rough patches. In all, I think it’s the cast and production team involved, rather than the raw material, that makes this musical so astounding (although one cannot deny that the music and lyrics tug at the heartstrings when necessary), but astounding it most certainly is, and I urge you to get a ticket whilst it’s still on. That way you can pull the same face I did to the friend sitting next to me at the end of the first number, which looked something like a cross between an excited puppy and a shocked goldfish. Unattractive, maybe, but strangely eloquent considering the wonderful spectacle we’d just enjoyed. Charming stuff.

Jasmine Brady

This was wonderful wonderful wonderful I'm going to recommend it to everyone I see. Be prepared to cry but it's so so worth it. The theatre's a lovely setting and the music's beautiful. Best thing I've seen for a long time.

Andy James

A Fabulous afternoon I had! From the moment the Overture starts, the spine tingles! Each solo, duet or trio is a joy, and each character (all real names) grip you with their story, whether crew, wealthy 1st or escaping poverty 3rd class. Thank you, Peter and Maury, creators, and the musicians!

Philip Eaton

I loved this show. Beautifully sung with amazing ensemble work. With such an intimate setting, one couldn't help being drawn into the drama. Brilliant casting! Cast and writers of 'Wag the musical', please take note! This is how to do it.