I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, comedy)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Boasting a West End Wilma Award, a Broadway World Award nomination and a raft of five-star reviews for its recent London run, this comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd admit it. Covering the journey from wide-eyed drama student to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or never-was), this show lifts the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing – plus those magical moments that make it all worthwhile.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is 28 steps into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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K107FM (4/5 stars) 70 days ago

Director Chris Whittaker got so many things right in this faultless performance. So, a love of Musical theatre is expected but anyone can enjoy these observations from the world beyond the stage so enjoyed by cast and audience alike.

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Culture Bean 76 days ago

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical is a fast paced, well observed and laugh out loud show. It’s a Musical Theatre fans dream.

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An Organised Mess 81 days ago

Finishing the show with a song about reconsidering life choices seems to resonate with the audience. Ticking the box for the inspirational number. And, aside from the necessary encore, it’s a full house. Resulting in an absolute feelgood piece of theatre. In the hands of fantastic talent I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical translates into a hugely entertaining hour at the Fringe.

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 81 days ago

From Phantom of the Opera to Wicked, from West End to Broadway and beyond,  Musical theatre is big business. Wannabe actors dream of their big break and this is their behind-the-scenes story about the long hard struggle to become a star of the musical stage. Rather than the classic “show...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 82 days ago

A slick, knowing send-up...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 82 days ago

Lighthearted in its joviality, but carries serious sentiments at heart...

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Kris Hallett (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

Alexander S Bermanger can undoubtedly pen a winning melody. I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, is full of them, delivered with wit and charm, a sly little wink to the classics of the genre and some soaring notes, delivered with ease by its four strikingly talented performers.

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British Theatre.com (5/5 stars) 87 days ago

There’s not a wasted song, no fillers here, and the show works because of the immense affection it has for the life they lead, for the industry and for those magical moments when you finally make it in stage. It’s a flawless hour of great fun and talent, a definite hit of the festival, so don’t leave it too late to book!

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Fest (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

The premise here has the potential for extreme navel-gazing – the truth of life in musical theatre, as told by the stars themselves. But Alexander Bermange’s songs are wry enough to carry it off. There’s even a Tom Lehrer-like flair to a couple of them, particularly when coupled with the...

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

This company is very talented

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Musical Theatre Musings (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

Throughout the show we are treated to a selection of comic songs which takes us through from the glitzy opening number to the encore, from the audition stages through to making it as a diva and all the stages in between.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

Let’s be honest, we’d probably all enjoy life just a little bit more if it resembled something out of musical theatre; if every problem could be solved with a catchy tune or a showstopping dance number, life would be pretty sweet. Alexander S. Bermange’s I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical embraces this notion, giving us a hilarious frolic through sixty minutes of unadulterated love for musical theatre.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 95 days ago

Look for tickets... The lives and careers of musical theatre performers are put under the spotlight in Alexander S Beranger’s I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical. This is a delightful entertainment as we follow four aspiring performers from their early days in drama school through endless auditions and...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 99 days ago

When critiquing a musical about the difficulties of being a performer, there’s nothing to do but write a review about the difficulties of being a critic. Buckle up, it’s showtime.First, you request a show⁠—maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t, but you must have chosen it for some good...

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