Wonderful feedback from John Plews, director of the recent revival of ‘42nd Street’ staged at Upstairs at the Gatehouse – an award-winning London Fringe Theatre situated at the top of Highgate Hill.
Asked why he opted for Electro Kabuki for the show, John simply said: “We chose the model because it does what it says on the tin.” For us, that sums up Electro Kabuki perfectly.
John explains that Upstairs at the Gatehouse is a small theatre, and they needed to stage a small kabuki drop to open ‘42nd Street’. “It worked really well and was a great effect at the beginning of our musical. I was very happy with it,” he reports.
Performances of ‘42nd Street’ played to packed houses through December and January.