Five Star Review from Theatre WeeklyInterval Productions have staged two concert performances of their new musical, ‘Muted’, at St Pauls Church – The Actors Church.

Written by Sarah Henley and with Music and Lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen Martin, this is a beautiful and unconventional love story with plenty of twists and turns.

Originally entitled ‘After The Turn’, it previewed at the Courtyard Theatre in 2012, it has since been rewritten, given a new name and has a West End cast in place.

That cast performed for us on Thursday evening, and did a magnificent job of it too.

Tori Allen-Martin was spell binding as ‘Lauren’. Being part-responsible for the music and lyrics it’s not surprising just how immersed in the role she became.

Andy Coxon and Liam Doyle both play the part of ‘Michael’ at different life stages. Coxon was sublime, hitting the highest of notes with ease, while Doyle played the tormented ‘Michael’ perfectly and beautifully.

Ashleigh Gray as ‘Amanda’ and Greg Oliver as ‘Jake’ both brought their characters vividly to life, engaging and changing audience perception.

Completing the line-up was the ever incredible Steven Webb, who in every production seems to just hit the nail on the head. Webb doesn’t just perform a role, he lives and breathes it, and takes you with him for the ride.

‘Muted’ is a pop-rock musical that just has to make it to a London stage, and as far as I am concerned, the sooner the better!

Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly

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