Coming Soon! New London Musicals Set to Take the West End by Storm

As well as a host of popular lengthy-running London musicals, there are new musicals opening in London’s West End theatres all the time, with a lot of thrilling new shows coming soon! Mark your diary and book your theatre tickets early to be among the initial to see 1 of these amazing new London musicals.

All the Entertaining of the Fair

David Essex’s sparkling new musical All the Fun of the Fair opened at London’s Garrick Theatre on 18 April. Featuring the man himself performing some of his greatest hits, this hot new musical promises to be a real treat for fans. The story is inspired by David Essex’s debut album, and tells the tale of a widower funfair owner and his wayward son. Tickets are on sale now and promoting fast!

Sweet Charity

Obtaining been a sell-out hit at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory final year, the West Finish transfer of Sweet Charity is certain to be a huge good results at the Theatre Royal Haymarket when it opens on 23 April. With Tamzin Outhwaite playing the title function, this feel-great London musical is packed with classic hits like Hey, Massive Spender. Based on the book by Neil Simon, the musical follows the romantic misadventures of the gullible Charity Hope Valentine, who always gives her heart to the wrong man.

The Fabulous Flutterbys

A fantastic new puppet show musical will be brought to life at the renowned Little Angel Theatre in North London from 1 May possibly. The Fabulous Flutterbys follows the adventures of two hungry caterpillars as they search for their buddy, meeting numerous fascinating creatures along the way. The music and lyrics are composed by jazz legend Barb Jungr, so accompanying adults are in for as much of a treat as the youngsters!

The Fantasticks

A brand new production of a musical classic is coming quickly to London. The Fantasticks 1st opened in New York in 1960, and with an incredible 42-year run it is the longest operating musical in history. Featuring music by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, this much-loved musical is loosely primarily based on the play The Romancers, but also draws influences from Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The musical will open at London’s Duchess Theatre on 24 Could.

Into the Woods

London’s magical Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park will host an intriguing musical from five August. Into the Woods takes some of the common Brothers Grimm fairytales like Red Riding Hood and Cinderella and gives them a dark and humorous twist. With music by Stephen Sondheim of Sweeney Todd fame and co-path by Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel, this promises to be a fantastic version of a Broadway classic.

Flashdance: The Musical

September sees the much-anticipated opening of 1 of the most thrilling new London musicals this year. With choreography by the acclaimed Arlene Phillips, Flashdance: The Musical will function some of the most memorable hits of the 80s, plus 10 new songs designed specially for the musical. This brand new production will open at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 27 September. Tickets are on sale now, book early to get the greatest tickets!
Lars Andersen: a new level of archery

The ultimate archery trick. Proving that Hollywood archery is not historical.

Lars Andersen in Bridgestone commercial

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I use a LOT of time practicing, and each and every time I set out to understand a new skill, a new trick or how to deal with a new kind of bow or arrow, it takes a long time, with lots of misses. When I got the concept of grabbing an arrow in flight and firing just before I landed, it took me months to learn. For a long time, arrows flew everywhere!
But there’s no trick in the video that I haven’t carried out a lot of times (except for splitting the arrow in flight – following I’d done that as soon as I completed the video). The a single with hitting the blade I’ve only done three times, though. All that running hurt my knees. -)

Hollywood of course did not invent the back quiver, but they spread the myth it was correct archery!
A lot of asked why I do not use a back quiver and that is why I am displaying my own experience, how poor it is in motion.
There are several distinct historical variatoner of back quiver and they have of course been used, but presumably belt quiver was far more widespread and some archers did not use quiver.

Previous archers apparent employed fixed targets, but not the modern day round divided two dimensional.

Many men and women talk about how what I do is only possible because I use bows that are significantly less powerful than English longbows. They are correct. I’m 50 years old, and have been carrying out archery for only ten years. I will never ever be able to shoot actually fast with 100 lbs+ war bows. I tried, but it just produced injuries. Had I began at age ten, it would have been a various story. -)

There is also a tendency from critics to assume that bows had been always shoot against plate armour (as at Crecy in 1346 and Agincourt in 1415). This was extremely a lot the exception. Many opponents had little or no armour at all, and Stone Age findings show that many animals were taken down by numerous shots. Also, in 1923 Saxton T Pope examined a number of historical museum bows from about the planet. His conclusion was that most only had a tensile strength of 45-50 pounds.

About 04:22 I penetrate chainmail. The arrows had bodkin suggestions, and the chainmail is riveted. Nevertheless, while the gambeson is thick, it is not as thick as some I’ve observed elsewhere. But 1 explanation the arrows penetrate is that I sharpen not only the tip itself, but also the edges of the bodkin tip.

There are archery traditions alive nowadays which shoot the arrow on the correct side of the bow, as I do. However, the places exactly where most men and women come into make contact with with archery (Hollywood, The Olympics, archery clubs) do it left around the bow.

It is clear significantly far more complicated, We can not know what the 1st archers did, some of the earliest photographs show arrows in the bow hand, but the arrow is considerably older than the bow so the quiver may be employed and it is not possible completely exclude that the 1st archer held his shafts in the draw hand.
In some components of history is progress gone in the 3 levels, but other times the opposite has happened. Some archers are gone from arrows in the draw hand to the avancerde fast fire quiver that was developed just before war archery disappeared.

Hit an incoming arrow!!
You don’t have time to aim or believe, but can only do it if your reactions are totally instinctive. First of all, you need to be convinced that you WILL hit it, so you can “feel” the incoming arrow and fire at it rather of just flinching away.

I was also in doubt whether it was sensible to show this, because I never want any person to get hurt trying to copy the trick. I educated for years with soft boffer arrows and spent a Lengthy time before I tried it even the very first time. And the arrow shoot at me was not shoot with a quite strong bow, though it was definitely harmful adequate!

I did not believe it was achievable to split an arrow!
It was a light bamboo arrow with a metal tip, and the arrow I shot back was a heavier aluminum arrow. That the arrow split was just pure luck, and I’m not certain I could repeat it without initial education for a lengthy time. I believe it split since it hit just behind the head and created the shafts fluctuate against each other, causing the bamboo shaft to split lengthwise.

I hope to attempt it once again using a correct higher-speed camera!

Thank you for watching my videos and for reading.
I will get rid of rude and dumb comments.
I will also eliminate dumb “archery experts” comments.

– Lars Andersen, January 2015