Exposure - The Musical at The Other Palace tickets
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Overview

Exposure – The Musical had its world premiere run at the St James Theatre in London’s West End.

Telling the story of Jimmy Tucker, a young photographer who is confronted with one of the most thrilling and daunting challenges of his life, when a stranger commissions him to find and photograph the seven deadly sins alive and kicking in modern London.

But through this fast-paced journey through the night, he falls into a series of unexpected meetings involving partners and family, while the noxious cult of celebrity start to show that there’s a lot more at stake than just money.

With a brilliant original contemporary score and a sharp and witty depiction of the price of fame, Exposure – The Musical is an innovative and exciting new British musical that was not to be missed.

The fresh new musical was written and produced by Mike Dyer. Dyer has a wide range of experience in the music industry as both performer and writer, touring with his bands Tokyo and Rhode Island Red, as well as performing with world renowned acts such as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Black Sabath. He has previously played the Narrator in the multi-award winning musical Blood Brothers as well as Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar.

His first West End musical was inspired by a near death experience during a motorcycle accident, during which he was told that he’d never walk again.

David Albury, best known for Only The Brave at the Wales Millennium Centre and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Birmingham Rep will take the lead role of Jimmy, while Natalie Anderson, known for playing Nessarose in Wicked will play Tara. They are joined by Niamh Perry as Pandora and Michael Greco as Miles Mason.

Exposure – The Musical was one of the most exciting new British musicals to hit the stage in 2016. Previews began on 16th July 2016, Exposure – The Musical and ran for a limited run at the St James Theatre until 27th August 2016.

Recommended for

Those who love exciting and innovative new musicals should definitely check out Exposure – The Musical during its world premiere season at the St James Theatre in London’s West End. After the recent success of smaller musical productions in London, with the Charring Cross Theatre revival of Titanic and the current buzz around upcoming productions of Murder Ballad and Rent, now is a perfect time for an exciting new British musical to enter the fray of edgy contemporary productions in London’s West End.

Age Recommendations: Not recommended for children due to strong language & sexual scenes

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 16 Jul 2016
Press night: 28 Jul 2016
Booking from: 27 Aug 2016
Booking until: 27 Aug 2016

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

21 Reviews Add review

Exposure the Musical, at St James Theatre, is a look at the world of celebrity and morals. Our protagonist is Jimmy (David Albury)... More

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Exposure the Musical, at St James Theatre, is a look at the world of celebrity and morals. Our protagonist is Jimmy (David Albury), a young photographer haunted by his late father Ben’s (Kurt Kansley) talent and death in an unspecified foreign country, as he reunited with his now famous popstar friend Pandora (Niamh Perry) and enters a Faustian pact with her manager Miles Mason (Michael Greco) to expose the modern seven deadly sins. It also looks at the art of photography and the exploitation is naturally causes, not just paparazzi but war photography. As a production, it is a bit too by the number. It relies heavily on video, very apt and skilled video, though there were minor technical problems when I attended, but it doesn’t feel like an extravagant musical as a result. The cast are talented and it is clear that the creative team of Phil Wilmott and Mike Dyer are very skilled and know what works but as a result at times it seems to be many different stories and numbers thrown together. The numbers range drastically in style and a lot of songs are crammed into the first half that you wonder if this should be Exposure the Opera but unlike a lot of modern musicals the songs stay with you, I particularly enjoyed ‘M.I.L.E.S M.A.S.O.N’ and ‘Love Comes Knocking’. It also features some lovely acting performances, highlights include Natalie Anderson as Tara, the charming homeless lady that Jimmy falls for, who is best known for Emmerdale but I hope continues to appear on the stage, Kurt Kansley as Ben has a stunning voice in far too small a role, Niamh Perry as Pandora and surprisingly Michael Greco, who plays the devilish Miles Mason. They are well supported by a strong ensemble (There are lot of triple threats to watch out for) but it just feels too slick so any sense of fun is never built up, instead choosing to focus on very serious issues like abortion. It seems unsure if it wants to be a serious play about the woe that is modern fame or a showcase for some quite catchy songs. Ultimately it is fun night in a stunning theatre and provides a nice alternative to the many imported musicals in London right now. It would be delightful to see a British-bred musical succeed on its own terms.

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Oh dear oh dear! This musical didn't make any sense to me whatsoever. Too many storylines muddled together, the songs were prett... More

joc78 5"4, 251 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Oh dear oh dear! This musical didn't make any sense to me whatsoever. Too many storylines muddled together, the songs were pretty forgetful and I really didn't get Miles Mason's song in the opening section of the second act. I genuinely didn't understand what was going on or what the message was of the piece. The visuals used throughout the piece were interesting and could have had potential. I really wanted to embrace and enjoy the production but I found myself laughing at it instead which is a shame as some of the actors had great voices. Nevermind!

joc78 5"4, 251 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I really wanted to love this musical and whilst I didn't hate it I also didn't love it! I thought the concept sounded amazing and ... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I really wanted to love this musical and whilst I didn't hate it I also didn't love it! I thought the concept sounded amazing and I really enjoyed most of the music - some songs seemed to really hit the mark whilst other seem to go on forever. There was some exceptional performances, especially Natalie Anderson but I was just left wanting a little more?

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This is the worst show I've ever seen in my life. Some of the songs were okay, and the concept of the show was so interesting, ho... More

Chen 5"6, 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the worst show I've ever seen in my life. Some of the songs were okay, and the concept of the show was so interesting, however the outcome was appalling. I think the cast were wasted on the biggest pile of trash I've ever seen. My friend and I were laughing at moments, then looking around to realise that they weren't suppose to be funny moments. A total miss!

Chen 5"6, 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Saw Exposure the Musical on opening night, and people were still fluffing lines and singing slightly out of tune. It's a very stra... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Saw Exposure the Musical on opening night, and people were still fluffing lines and singing slightly out of tune. It's a very strange premise for a musical, which, in my opinion, does not quite carry on stage. As a musical, it was very jarring, as the songs definitely did not flow and the lyrics were almost laughable. I am all for supporting new writing, but this was something I would expect to see at the Edinburgh Fringe.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Although the cast were talented, the show itself was a little too random and in some places laughable. The majority of songs felt ... More

tommansell 6"7, 73 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Although the cast were talented, the show itself was a little too random and in some places laughable. The majority of songs felt like failed pop numbers. No regrets in seeing this musical, purely because of its bizarre nature. At one point I felt the show was picking up, before it got even more odd! Some beautiful moments within the madness.

tommansell 6"7, 73 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Saw Exposure the Musical on opening night, and people were still fluffing lines and singing slightly out of tune. It's a very stra... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Saw Exposure the Musical on opening night, and people were still fluffing lines and singing slightly out of tune. It's a very strange premise for a musical, which, in my opinion, does not quite carry on stage. As a musical, it was very jarring, as the songs definitely did not flow and the lyrics were almost laughable. I am all for supporting new writing, but this was something I would expect to see at the Edinburgh Fringe.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Fantastic show with a wide array of talent and music performances. Show brought to the surface an interesting story and notion and... More

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

Fantastic show with a wide array of talent and music performances. Show brought to the surface an interesting story and notion and all the actors played their part in bringing the show to life. Emotionally compelling and length of show was just right.

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

There were bits which were brilliant but also bits that were strange and didn't quite fit but overall an enjoyable experience

emilydiver 5"0, 192 reviews, 14 helpful votes

There were bits which were brilliant but also bits that were strange and didn't quite fit but overall an enjoyable experience

emilydiver 5"0, 192 reviews, 14 helpful votes