Wednesday 07 December 2011
Musical Theatre students at the University's London College of Music have been praised for their performance in the production of 'Crazy in Love'.
'Crazy in love' was a musical comedy that gave a thrilling and contemporary makeover of the works of William Shakespeare. The play reminded the audience about Shakespeare's literary genius in a dynamic, exciting and innovative manner that appealed to all ages.
Crazy In Love, written and directed by Richard Mulholland, told the fantastical tale about two London school girls, Sam and Jess, who inadvertently get sucked through a wormhole in time and space and end up in a parallel universe.
In a magical forest they meet Puck, who tells them that there is only one person who can help them to get home- a struggling playwright named Will. The girls are horrified to discover that Will is, in fact, the same William Shakespeare whose plays have been boring them senseless in their English lessons.
Whilst searching for Will, the girls meet other characters from his plays including the young couple in Romeo and Juliet, Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing, and the Lovers and the Mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The show, which played at Ealing's Questors Theatre in November, was packed with fantastic songs including Madonna’s 'Crazy for You', Charles Aznovour’s 'She', Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', Frankie Valli's 'You're Just Too Good To Be True', Barbra Streisand's 'Woman In Love' and Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love'. There were also a number of original songs written by Richard Link and Richard Mulholland.
Commenting on the play, Sara Raybould, Acting Director at the University's London College of Music, said:
'The 'Crazy in Love' show at Questors theatre is absolutely fabulous.
The final year Musical theatre students threw themselves into whatever the part was and gave it their all. The musical accompaniment was supplied by students from BMus Performance and the technical crew were from BA Music Technology. This was truly an example of London College of Music talent and community effort. Congratulations to staff and students.'
Commenting on the feedback of the play, the show's creator said:
'The London College of Music students had a great time working on the show and getting under the skin of many of Shakespeare's best known characters. It was a great production and one which reminded us that Shakespeare is as relevant, funny and touching now as he was in his own lifetime.'