Firstly, apologies to Sondheim for the terrible pun. Couldn't resist.
Secondly; what to do when two concerts you really want to take part in come along on the same day, at the same time? Well, where there's a will (and a great deal of goodwill on the part of others), there is fortunately a way!
To that end, I'm greatly looking forward to the return, for one day only, of one of my favourite jobs in recent memory. Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse was an incredibly special experience for all involved (and at times, a controversial one too; for a recap, see my previous blog post here). I'm thrilled that the majority of the company will be reuniting for a matinee and evening concert performance of the production in the main space at the St James on October 11th.
The problem was, at time of receiving confirmation of Dogfight in concert, I'd already agreed to take part in the launch of Jonathan Reid Gealt's new album, Whatever I Want It To Be. On October 11th. At the St James Studio...
Luckily for me, both Jonathan and the lovely Danielle Tarento have been remarkably accommodating and have worked out a plan that allows me to take part in both concerts. Having performed at the launch of Jonathan's previous album a few years ago, I can't wait to get my teeth stuck into his new material.
So, if you fancy a laugh watching me running around like a headless chicken on October 11th, come down to the St James! My eternal, undying gratitude to those who make it along to both concerts...
Oh, and just to complicate things a little more, I will have spent the entire week workshopping a new musical called Midnight, by Laurence Mark Wythe and Timothy Knapman, at, you guessed it; the St James. I may as well move in.
Hope to see some of you there!
Jonathan Reid Gealt tickets