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FIRE ON THE RIVER
at Spotlight Theatre, Papatoetoe
“Fire on the River” - a sizzling Musical of spectacular proportions based as it is on The Great Fire of London 1666.
This year is the 350th Anniversary of this momentous event.
Aucklander Graeme John Webber has written this exciting new Musical. He also wrote the 28 songs and lyrics, incorporating a wide range of music styles. Directed by Jacqui Thorpe, costumes by Pat Lott, this Musical features a large talented cast and a live band led by professional muso George Bonner. In 3 Auckland Theatres during October: ‘Playhouse’ Glen Eden, ‘Spotlight’ Papatoetoe, ‘Pumphouse’ Takapuna. 8pm Start with Matinees Sundays at 3.30pm.
The storyline follows much of the historical data as well as combining zany humour, romance, pathos and drama.
There was massive upheaval for the population of medieval London at this time. Charles 2nd was restored to the Monarchy after Cromell’s 11- year rule and 1665 saw London decimated by Plague – carried by rats infested with fleas.
The Musical is full-on, rollicking through Marketplace scenes to the devastation of the fire itself, involving these real-life historical characters:
Musical content spans harpsichord period pieces to standout Rock’n’roll. 12 years in the making!
You’ll love this rambunctious Musical of non-stop entertainment.