Children of Eden aftershow party

Yesterday, I was kindly invited by Kevin Wilson PR to attend a charity concert in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK, with a one-off performance of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Children of Eden. With a book by John Caird and best on the book of Genesis, as Bibically inspired musicals go, it’s… well, it’s better than Godspell.

Seriously, there were some great musical performances (especially from Louise Dearman and Lauren Samuels) and it was great to see so many current and future West End stars come together, donating their time for such a worthy cause.

The reason I was invited was, once again, to take party pictures for The Stage. Because Friday was the company’s own annual party, the pictures won’t be in the paper until February 8 at the earliest, but you can see them here first. They’re also visible on my Flickr account.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK homepage

Back in the saddle

Things have been a bit quiet recently, blogwise. This has partly been down to being struck down with a flu-like bacterial infection which laid me low for a couple of weeks. Once I managed to get my temperature back down below 40°C, it took a while for me to get back into the swing of things.

Last Friday I made my first visit back to the theatre in quite a while, for the press night of Godspell at the Union Theatre, which I was reviewing for The Stage.

I hope to be seeing some more theatre soon – I have new musical Cleveland Street at Above the Stag lined up for next week, for example – at which point normal service will be resumed.