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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Moulin Rouge! @ Piccadilly Theatre “ It’s dazzling, energetic, sexy and sassy” ->

Last night, what with Stuart being away for a few days on a course, I treated myself to a night at theatre. I know, unusual for me, right?

So there I was, at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s glitzy West End, sat in the royal circle waiting for London’s biggest karaoke night to start.

Based, but not slavishly so, on Baz Luhrmann's own glittery 2001 film spectacular spectacular the stage version of Moulin Rouge! is great fun. Funny and fun. I loved it.

Whereas some West End shows only have one real hit (yes, I’m looking at you Pretty Woman), Moulin Rouge has 59 (or so I counted). And the show chews through them at a dazzling rate.

It’s a high voltage karaoke show with great production values that puts other jukebox musicals to shame. For everything &Juliet got so wrong, it got so right. It’s dazzling, energetic, sexy and sassy.

Go see.

And those songs? Take a deep breath…..

"Lady Marmalade" — Labelle
"So Fresh, So Clean" — Outkast
"Rhythm of the Night" — DeBarge
"Because We Can" — Fatboy Slim
"The Sound of Music" — Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
"I Don't Want To Wait" — Paula Cole
"Every Breath You Take" — The Police
"Never Gonna Give You Up" — Rick Astley
"Royals" — Lorde
"Children of the Revolution" — T-Rex
"We Are Young" — Fun
"Diamonds Are Forever" — Shirley Bassey
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" — Carol Channing
"Material Girl" — Madonna
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" — Beyoncé
"Shut Up And Dance" — Walk The Moon
"Raise Your Glass" — Pink
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" — Whitney Houston
"Firework" — Katy Perry
"Your Song" — Elton John
"Sympathy For The Devil" — The Rolling Stones
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" — The Rolling Stones
"Gimme Shelter" — The Rolling Stones
"Nature Boy" — Nat King Cole
"All You Need is Love" — The Beatles
"Just One Night" — McBride and Ride
"Pride (In the Name of Love)" — U2
"Can't Help Falling in Love With You" — Elvis Presley
"Don't Speak" — No Doubt
"I Love You Always Forever" — Donna Lewis
"It Ain't Me Babe" — Bob Dylan
"Love Hurts" — Everly Brothers
"Love is a Battlefield" — Pat Benatar
"Play the Game" — Queen
"Such Great Heights" — The Postal Service
"Torn" — Lis Sørensen
"Take On Me" — A-ha
"Fidelity" — Regina Spektor
"What's Love Got to Do With It" — Tina Turner
"Everlasting Love" — Robert Knight
"Up Where We Belong" — Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
"Heroes" — David Bowie
"Come What May" — Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
"I Will Always Love You" — Dolly Parton
"Bad Romance" — Lady Gaga
"Tainted Love" — Gloria Jones
"Seven Nation Army" — The White Stripes
"Toxic" — Britney Spears
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" — Eurythmics
"Only Girl (In the World)" — Rihanna
"Shake It Out" — Florence and the Machine
"Chandelier" — Sia
"Roxanne" — The Police
"Crazy" — Gnarls Barkley
"Rolling in the Deep" — Adele
"Hey Ya!" — Outkast
"Minnie the Moocher" — Cab Calloway
"Don't You Want Me" — The Human League
"Galop Infernal" — Jacques Offenbach

Phew!





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