Casting Announced For I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL At Crazy Coqs

By: Mar. 18, 2018

Casting Announced For I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL At Crazy Coqs Suzie Mathers reunites with Wicked co-star Oliver Savile, along with Rocky Horror's Liam Tamne and Diana Vickers, in this sparkling new comedic musical revue, created by Alexander S. Bermange and directed by Paul Foster I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who would dare to admit it.

Created by "wonderfully witty comic songwriter" (LBC) and iTunes comedy album chart-topper Alexander S. Bermange, and directed by Paul Foster - whose recent successes have included A Little Night Music at the Watermill Theatre and Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible - this thrilling new musical revue comedically covers the journey from eager drama school graduate right through to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or "never-was").

Along the way, you will be privy to anecdotes, revelations and confessions - in song - that lift the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing - alongside celebrations of those magical moments (however rare) that make it all seem worthwhile. With an all-star cast comprised of Suzie Mathers (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Oliver Savile (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera), Liam Tamne (The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Opera and TV's The Voice) and Diana Vickers (Son Of A Preacher Man, The Rocky Horror Show and TV's The X Factor), this unique show will cheekily, caustically, yet affectionately lay bare the real reasons why there's no business like show business...

Tickets: £25 (£20 preview performance on Monday 9). Book online at

Forming part of Corbin and King's London portfolio, which includes restaurants such as The Wolseley and The Delaunay, Brasserie Zédel is situated on the former site of the Regent Palace Hotel. With a historic Beaux Arts interior, Brasserie Zédel has transported the style and atmosphere of a grand Parisian brasserie to the heart of London. Tucked away across the hall from the main Brasserie lies one of London's most intimate and characterful venues, Crazy Coqs. The Live At Zédel programme makes use of all the main spaces in the building every night of the week, from live music gigs, theatrical shows and late night cabaret in Crazy Coqs to live quartets, acoustic sessions and full orchestras in Brasserie Zédel.

Alexander S. Bermange has acquired a formidable following amongst millions of radio listeners through his many appearances performing his comic songs on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. His further writing credits include musicals (including The Route To Happiness, Thirteen Days and the multi-award winning Shadowless) that have been produced in London, around the UK and internationally, and music and songs for theatre productions such as Plague Over England in the West End and the much-toured Murder On Air. Bermange's songs have been recorded and released by dozens of international musical theatre artists, and he recently topped iTunes's comedy album chart with Wit & Whimsy, an album celebrating his comedic work which features 23 popular personalities and West End stars.

Director Paul Foster read English at University of Leeds before training at LAMDA. His directing credits include A Little Night Music (Watermill); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Tell Me On a Sunday (Watermill and national tour); Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall); L'Amante Anglaise (NT Studio); Bette Midler and Me (Edinburgh Festival and St James); Laurel and Hardy (Watermill); Darling of the Day (Union Theatre); Catch Me if You Can (European premiere); and The Vagina Monologues (national tour).

Jerome van den Berghe is a musical director and arranger based in London. Recent credits include Musical Director for Crazy For You (UK tour), Assistant MD for The Producers (international tour) and associate arranger for Big Fish (Other Palace).

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland and raised in Perth, Australia, Suzie Mathers received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her theatre credits include 'Kathy' in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre) 'Glinda' in the 10th Anniversary cast of Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London), 'Cinderella' in Cinderella (Cambridge Arts Theatre, UK), 'Glinda' in Wicked (Australasian tour), 'Sophie' in Mamma Mia! (Australian tour), 'Edith Faulkner' in The Good Fight (NY Music Theatre Festival, NYC). Mathers was awarded the 2017 Australian Young Achiever of the Year in the UK.

Oliver Savile graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2010. His theatre credits include: 'Robert' in Company (AAC), 'Fiyero' in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), 'Max' in The Navigator (Phoenix Theatre), 'Wayne' in LMTO's State Fair (Cadogan Hall), 1st Cover 'Raoul' in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), 'The Rum Tum Tugger' in CATS (No1 UK Tour), 'Fueilly'/1st Cover 'Enjolras' in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), 'Peter Tork' in Monkee Business (UK tour), and 1st Cover 'Sky' in Mamma Mia! (World Tour). Television Credits Include: 'Enjolras' in Les Miserables (ITV Oliviers 2014) and 'The Rum Tum Tugger' in CATS (ITV Oliviers 2013)

Liam Tamne trained at Laine Theatre Arts. His theatre credits include: 'Frank' in Mack and Mabel in concert with LMTO (Hackney Empire), 'Freddie Rodriguez' in Working (Southwark Playhouse), 'Frank n' Furter' in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), 'Raoul' in Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), 'Enjolras' in Les Misérables (The Queens Theatre), 'Jordan' in Departure Lounge original cast (Waterloo East), 'Oden Electric Blues Tribe Member' in HAIR (Gielgud Theatre), 'Link Larkin' in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), covered and played 'Fiyero' in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre). Tamne was also on The Voice Series 2 were he had all four coaches turn for him and he battled it out on's Team through the series. He also recently was on BBC's Eurovision You Decide with the song Astronaut.

Diana Vickers came to public attention as a semi-finalist on the X Factor in 2008 and has since established herself not only as a music artist but a leading actress making her professional acting debut in the title role of the West End production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in 2009 at The Vaudeville Theatre. Theatre credits have included: The Duck House (Vaudeville Theatre); Hatched 'n' Dispatched (Park Theatre); and 'Janet' in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour). TV/Film credits: The Perfect; Awaiting; To Dream; Give Out Girls for Sky Living; and Top Coppers for the BBC. Overall Performance Schedule Monday 9 April at 7pm (preview)Tuesday 10 April at 7pm (press night)Wednesday 11 April at 7pmThursday 12 April at 7pmFriday 13 April at 7pm and 9.15pmSaturday 14 April at 7PM and 11.15pmSunday 15 April at 9.15pmTuesday 17 April at 9.15pm


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