Composer Stanley Silverman Will Attend London Permiere of DOCTOR SELAVY'S MAGIC THEATRE, 29 Jan
Stanley Silverman, composer of Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre, is to attend the London premiere of the show on 29th January. The press performance will be followed by a question and answer session with Mr Silverman.
Welcome to the extraordinary odyssey of a confused young man, led by wacky doctors through a labyrinth of wildly theatricalised versions of major life crises and temptations -- wealth, sensuality, power, romance, lost innocence, and death.
Presided over by the enigmatic Dr. Selavy (or C'est La Vie, if you like), himself an illusion created by master trickster Marcel Duchamp, this outrageous journey leads our hero in an ironic dance through an eccentric fun house of extravagant awakenings to a climax of self-knowledge and acceptance. To the strains of an eminently hummable and upbeat score, this offbeat piece provides an adventurous departure from the traditional expectations of musical theatre.
Following a critically acclaimed year producing Halbwelt Kultur, PK Productions continue to break boundaries with this zany, off-beat surrealist musical which presents fun, adventure, diverse musical treats and lots of wit whilst maintaining a through-line of important and socially relevant satire.
This production marks the London premiere of Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre which has enjoyed a rich and diverse history in America since its conception and run Off-Broadway in 1972.