Navigate your way to London’s Elephant & Castle this March and you’ll find a bright new addition to the pantheon of British musicals in the form of The A-Z of Mrs P, now in a limited run at Southwark Playhouse.
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What's it all about?
We take the existence of the A - Z Street Guide for granted, but the story of its creation is fascinating and rich with human interest.
The A - Z of Mrs P recounts the tale in a novel musical setting, and unveils the remarkable truth behind Phyllis Persall's invention of the indispensable and iconic book.
Award-winning singer/composer Gwyneth Herbert (The Sea Cabinet) and playwright Diane Samuels (Kindertransport) guide you along the trail left by Phyllis' footsteps, relating in words, music and song the moving story of how this unique woman faced down her mentor and nemesis to find her own feet, and embraced a city.
The show boasts an excellent and committed ensemble, led by the vivacious and charming Isy Suttie.
What's the story?
In 1936, Phyllis Pearsall left her husband in Venice and came to find her way in London. Soon after, she received a telegram from her father, map publisher Alexander Gross.
So began the story of how an eccentric Bohemian artist put down her paints and followed in her beloved but exasperating father's footsteps by mapping an entire city and creating the London A - Z.
The A - Z of Mrs P invites you to follow Phylis and Alexander's journeys as they intersect and diverge through the thoroughfares and alleyways of London. Join them as they scale new heights and seize opportunities to build an iconic business amid the tangled side roads of a troubled family saga.
Who's in it?
Isy Suttie plays Phyllis Pearsall. Best known as geeky Dobby in the very wonderful Mitchell and Webb sitcom Peep Show, she is also a very successful stand up comedienne, with a style that’s quick but endearingly warm.
She’s acted in Channel 4's The Incredible Will and Greg and BBC2's The Trouble With Love. She is an award winning songsmith and an accomplished writer, working on Out To Lunch on Radio 2, The Now Show and The Alternative Women's Institute on Radio 4 and as a comedy consultant for Channel 4's teen drama Skins. The A-Z Of Mrs P is her first stage musical.
Michael Matus plays Sandor Gross, Frances Ruffelle is Bella Gross, and Stuart Matthew Price plays Tony Gross.
Gwyneth Herbert is a British singer-songwriter and pianist, initially known for her interpretation of jazz and swing standards, and now established as a writer of original compositions.
Who is The A-Z Of Mrs P suitable for?
The show is suitable for all ages.
Why book with us?
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This is a general admission venue.
- Posted By
- Glenn Rice
- 4th Mar 2014