KickstArt and the Rhumbelow Theatre proudly present the first one-man show featuring well-known actor and director, Steven Stead.
“I have wanted to do an old-fashioned, intimate one-man cabaret for some time now,” says Stead, “But I have always been too busy directing big musicals and pantomimes to focus on anything so complex and fragile. Now that our theatre world has been tragically plunged into a coma thanks to Covid-19, I can ironically realise a dream of mine.”
“Acting is story-telling. Making theatre is story-telling. And since the Greek bards sang of the gods and heroes of legend, and the Medieval minstrels sang of the romances and wars of knights and ladies, people have thrilled to stories told by a singer-actor through music,” says Stead.
Accompanied on the piano by ace musical director and long-time collaborator, Evan Roberts, Stead will be singing a series of songs that tell stories and are inherently theatrical. They range from witty and wicked comedy songs by Noël Coward, to powerful folk songs by Jacques Brel, to thought-provoking songs from musical theatre composers like Stephen Sondheim, and Kander and Ebb. He will also be singing material from shows that he has appeared in, or been associated with, that also take the form of story-telling songs.
Once Upon a Tune will be performed at the Rhumbelow Theatre on Fri 11 Dec @ 7.30pm, Sat 12 Dec @ 7.30pm, Sun 13 Dec @ 2pm, and Wed 16 Dec @ 6pm.
Booking is essential either through Computicket, or by contacting Roland on 0824998636, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Covid-19 protocols observed.
Tina Le Roux