It was slightly surreal but extremely pleasing to be contacted by the BBC over the weekend requesting my services as a Michael Buerk “expert”. As you may be aware, I once co-wrote a musical about him and played him on stage, and Ol’ Buerky is now in the jungle, taking part in the reality television show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, winning over a whole host of new fans. After all, the stalwart BBC legend has traded his comfort zone of high brow broadcasting (and narrating Pinapple Dance Studios…) for his usual rivals: populist ITV programming.
I’m delighted to announce that my co-written musical Buerk! The Newsical, a comedy look at the 1980s loosely based on the broadcasting career of Michael Buerk, is returning to the stage in London!
It will be playing at the Network Theatre (immediately next door to Waterloo Station) between 2nd and 4th May.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/buerkthenewsical/
Find out more about the show at: http://buerkthenewsical.com/
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I’ll be posting a blog to keep you updated just as soon as rehearsals get underfoot in the New Year!