ABOUT BILL has received its premiere at the Landor Theatre.
A one-woman musical about one man: some of the ladies in this one act show love Bill, others hate him, but all are touched by him. Bill infuriates, charms, redeems himself, then ruins it all as we follow him from 1930's Blackpool to 90's London. A jazz man, Bill is the boy with a horn. And how.
Starring Kim Ismay (MAMMA MIA!, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG), directed by Charlotte Westenra (LOWER NINTH, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN), and written by Matthew Strachan and Bernie Gaughan (NEXT DOOR'S BABY, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, HOW TO LOSE A HUBAND AND GAIN A LIFE), the 2011 world premiere of ABOUT BILL promises to be a funny and moving journey through a man's life. read more
'...the evening is a tour-de-force of the actress’s versatility, range of character, strength of voice and downright brilliance. This show deserves to return to a stage soon.'
The Public Reviews
The original recording of Matthew Strachan and Bernie Gaughan's musical play SILK has been released by Nessus Records on iTunes and Amazon. Artists featured on the album include Riona O'Connor, Stephen Carlile, Sévan Stephan, Kim Ismay, Louise Gold, and Fred Ridgeway. read more
Matthew Strachan and Bernie Gaughan's second musical play, SILK, was workshopped and performed at the Orange Tree Theatre Richmond in September 2009. Paul Prescott (La Bonne Crepe, WHO'S THE DADDY, DUSTY) directed, with musical direction by Stephen Ridley (MUSIC MAN, Stiles and Drewe's PETER PAN) and choreography by Lizzi Gee (DADDY COOL, BILLY ELLIOT).
The cast included David Burt, Rosalie Craig, Stephen Carlile, David Birrell, Nicola Sloane and Sevan Stephan.