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If you fancy an evening of sparkling wit, sassy music and great performance, then head for the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch for a helping of Gunmetal Blues.
It’s a stylish, sharp comedy musical mystery written by Scott Wentworth with music and lyrics from Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler.
It’s also having its European première at the Queen’s and already been greeted by rave reviews. After all, it’s a class act that wowed the critics in America and provides echoes of Casablanca, Moonlighting and Sin City.
The show comes live from the Red Eye Lounge where piano player, Buddy Toupee, leads us on a voyage of murder, mystery and music as Sam Galahad searches for a missing blonde in a world of smoke and mirrors, shadows and shattered dreams as we try to find out who murdered Adrian Wasp.
Was it Carol Indigo, the party girl with the big secret? Or Laura Vesper, the woman with a past? Or was it a mysterious bag lady called the Princess?
Will Sam break the case before the crooked cops and the bad guys break him? Will he find the love he thought he’d lost?
There’s one way to find out — and to experience this delightful pocket musical with a whiff of yesteryear. “Stunning … witty, acerbic and smooth” according to the Philadelphia Times. “Not to be missed” according to our Gateway theatre critic.
The Queen’s Theatre box office is on 01708 443333.
If you missed it the first time round, have a listen to Bob Carlton, the theatre’s Artistic Director and Director of this production as he discusses it, and the theatre, with Yvonne on “Good Afternoon”.