I love a bit of Sondheim | Ferris and Milne
Ooooo how often do I use the hashtag #iloveabitofSondheim? Quite a bit I’d say, usually after I have seen a Sondheim show or listening to some of his compositions, or even commenting on someone else’s posts.
Not everyone appreciates Sondheims harmonious melodies, clever lyrics and the way you have to listen carefully as the songs narrate us through some pretty complex storylines but I embrace that. I think he is quite unique as a musical storyteller.
Two artists that really appreciate the brilliance of Sondheim are Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes who devised and performed a mash up of 33 Sondheim songs in 5 minutess which is an unique tribute to the acclaimed composer. What a delight!
Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes are a unique combination. Dominic is a pianist extraordinaire, regularly showcasing his skills touring the world as one half of The Piano Brothers – his Steinway & Sons accredited piano duo. Martin has ‘two voices’- excelling as both a tenor and in his acclaimed falsetto register, having diversely crossed the musical worlds between West End and opera. Together, Dominic and Martin combine comedy, music and vocals in a dynamic cocktail of explosive Broadway glamour and fun.
Following their sell-out performances at The Pheasantry, and their show-stopping turn at Stephen Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Gala at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Ferris and Milnes have been invited take up residency at the St. James Studio by St. James Theatre’s Creative Director James Albrecht
Ferris & Milnes: Live at the St. James – Let’s Go On With The Show!, which will be performed for two nights only, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January.
The production offers an eclectic and vitality-packed musical programme, ranging from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood to current favourites and pop classics, all performed in Ferris & Milnes’ original musical arrangements. The numbers sit alongside Dominic’s and Martin’s unique brand of ‘banteriffic’ comedy, which has always found audiences ‘expecting the unexpected’. Ferris & Milnes will perform further shows on Saturday 26 March and Tuesday 26 April. Details of these shows, and further dates, are to be announced.
Booking Information | Ferris and Milnes: Live at St James – Let’s Go On with the Show!
St James Studio,
St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
£15-25; transaction fees apply to online and telephone bookings
Online bookings: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/studio/lets-go-on-with-the-show/
Telephone bookings: 0844 264 2140
Saturday 30 January 2016: 8.00pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Sunday 31 January 2016: 7.00pm (doors open 6.15pm)
Saturday 26 March 2016: date confirmed; further details to be announced
Tuesday 26 April 2016: date confirmed; further details to be announced
Further dates to be announced.
Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
The St. James Studio residency is produced by Richard Douglas Productions, and created and devised by Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes.