The life of iconic 1940’s American bandleader Glenn Miller is the subject of a toe-tapping new musical Bugle Boy.
The admiration writer Den Stevenson clearly has for Glenn Miller shines through every line and note, and when this is combined with a fantastic ensemble cast – all of whom are clearly having an absolute ball – you cannot help wanting to jump out of your seat and dance.
From the Chattanooga Choo Choo to Kalamazoo; this fantastic new musical will certainly put you In The Mood!Read More Read more
THIS is a triumphant toe-tapping treat that will blow you away.
Anyone ‘In the Mood’ for a hugely enjoyable musical experience need look no further than this production which tracks the life and times of the legendary band leader, Glenn Miller.
What is particularly appealing about this show is that you really don’t have to be a ‘certain age’ to appreciate and enjoy Miller’s music, a unique sound he made his own.Read More
English playwright Den Stevenson has done a sterling job in tracing the life of Miller, a man who would enjoy just three short years of fame before his death in an air crash over the English Channel.
Stevenson cleverly captures the atmosphere of the time. Girls swoon over the GIs while small boys beg for chewing gum, and you can almost smell the petrol fumes as military vehicles career down hitherto quiet English country lanes.Read More Read more
Writer: Den Stevenson
Director: Bruce James
Reviewer: Anna Ambelez
The Public Reviews Rating: ★★★★☆
Judging by the audience, Miller must be into his third generation of fans, all enthusiastic in their appreciation and enjoyment of the show; the cheering applause and shouts of encore being testament to this. His mother said of his horn playing “It got to the point where Pop and I used to wonder if he‘d ever amount to anything”…..
Oh ye of little faith! Miller was an original creative artist, who knows where he would have taken his music if he had lived, a great miss to the world of music. Last comment heard on leaving the theatre…”Eh it was brilliant” and his music still is.Read More Read more