Some Lovers at The Other Palace tickets
Some Lovers at The Other Palace tickets

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Overview

Steven Sater, the Tony and Grammy award-winning writer behind Spring Awakening brings a brand new musical to London’s West End as part of the From Page to Stage Festival. Collaborating with Academy and Grammy award-winning pop legend Burt Bacharach, this touching time-hopping love story arrives at The Other Palace this August.

Inspired by the short story The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Some Lovers follows the story of two lovers caught between their present and their past. Played by four actors, this captivating tale leaps across time in an emotional meditation on the physical and ephemeral gifts we give one another.

The piece is set in New York, acting as an engrossing love letter to the city and its transient inhabitants.

Some Lovers features an brand new score by Bacharach and Sater, with a dazzling arrangement by Jonathan Tunick. This marks Bacharach’s first new score for the stage since Promises Promises in 1968.

Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, pianist, singer, six-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Academy Award-winner. Bacharach's other Broadway experience includes composition work on The Boy from Oz and The Look of Love.

Steven Sater's most renowned previous work is Spring Awakening, a musical adaptation of the German playwright Frank Wedekind's play of the same name. The multi-award winning production has gone on to extensive touring and is a much loved text by drama and theatre schools across the world.

This exciting artist collaboration makes Some Lovers an unmissable treat for musical theatre fans, playing a limited run at The Other Palace from the 24th August to 2nd September 2017.

Recommended for

Burt Bacharach fans will adore the chance to hear the celebrated musician’s compositions on stage.

Age Recommendations: 5+

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 24 Aug 2017
Booking from: 01 Sep 2017
Booking until: 02 Sep 2017

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

5 Reviews Add review

Some Lovers is a new musical from Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Burt Bacharach (Grammy Award winning pop legend). It is a lo... More

amandareynolds 5"6, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Some Lovers is a new musical from Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Burt Bacharach (Grammy Award winning pop legend). It is a love story set over 20 years following one couple with just 4 actors. Some Lovers was presented as part of Katy Lipson's 'From Page 2 Stage' season at The Other Palace. The story is an interesting concept. Throughout the show we see the characters in both the past and present. A book 'The Gift of  the Magi' is referred to continually and is there to remind us what the show is about - a parable about the gifts we give to each other and what we expect in return.  All four cast members were very strong and held their own on the stage. Gemma Wardle and Ben Richards played the present Molly and Ben. The contrast to the past Molly and Ben played by newcomers Jenna Innes and Aaron Kavanagh was evident from the start. Innes and Kavanagh are both really talented. The vocals were great and the journey of emotions displayed were realistic and believable. Considering they were on a small stage with two seasoned pros they stole the show for me. Definitely ones to watch out for.  The set design by Nik Corrall was clever and made good use of the small stage. The orchestra was behind the stage meaning that the already petite stage was even tighter. My only big bear about the set was the creaky steps to Molly's apartment which I found to be a tad annoying.  The lighting by James Smith was very effective. It distinguished between the past and present and the use of colour had a good impact showing the emotion of the characters.  As expected, the music was well written and the lyrics fitted completely with the characters and plot. I particularly liked the layers of voices and harmonies used. All four actors had great voices that complimented each other and the dynamics  used in the pieces was fantastic.  In concept this musical was great. It had a simple but effective plot, lovely music and interesting staging but I felt it was missing something. I'm sure with a few tweaks this could be a fantastic new musical and it is so brilliant that theatres like The Other Palace are helping to promote new musicals.

amandareynolds 5"6, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Earnestly performed musical that will appeal to Bacharach followers. The four actors give their all and worked well together using... More

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Earnestly performed musical that will appeal to Bacharach followers. The four actors give their all and worked well together using the whole of the stage. I did enjoy the melodies but missed the absence of any showstopper or memorable tunes. Also felt somewhat unsympathetic towards either of the characters; both had their flaws and were equally unbending in their relationship. That's life!

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 308 reviews, 3 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 308 reviews, 3 helpful votes

rukayacesar 5"7, 185 reviews, 37 helpful votes

rukayacesar 5"7, 185 reviews, 37 helpful votes

A good show with some strong characters and cast.

paulfootie 6'3", 83 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A good show with some strong characters and cast.

paulfootie 6'3", 83 reviews, 3 helpful votes