Director, Adam Lenson has had a busy few weeks, with the brand new musical Superhero at Southwark Playhouse opening to critical acclaim and The Quentin Dentin Show arriving back on the London stage due to popular demand, this time at the Tristan Bates Theatre, writes Nicky Sweetland.
The latter has been Billed as the ‘Rocky Horror show for the new millennium and has continued to grow in popularity following a successful run at Edinburgh and at above the Arts in London. Adam tells me,
“It’s a really unique show. It’s unlike anything I’ve worked on before but I mean that in the best possible sense. It’s a mixture of very real topics but handled in a surreal way”
The Quentin Dentin Show follows a regular couple, which have become despondent with their dull life, but just when things take a turn for the worse a strange being from their radio pops out to save them.
“It’s about happiness and relationships, the noise of modern living, the oddness of being a human being but transposed with this heightened surreal energy, which I find enthralling and confusing in equal measure.” Adam explains, “It sounds crazy and it sounds like a really weird set up for a show, but it sort of makes sense when you’re watching it, I think.”
The satirical musical features a live rock band, with a soundtrack incorporating styles of music ranging from 50s and 60s doowap pastiche up to modern rock fusion and promises to give audiences a night of escapism.
“There’s a heightened juxtaposition of the real and the unreal, which musical theatre is really good at.”