Part of the Brits Off Broadway fest, this musical exploration of love, magic, and the city of London features six stories performed in rotating rep. More…
What happens when someone tells you that you're the answer to the riddle of life? What happens when a stranger in Starbucks gives you something that will change your world forever? What happens if the world starts to fall asleep, hour by hour? A haunting journey fusing drama and live music, 'City Stories' is a new type of cabaret drama, a sequence of interwoven romantic stories that's also a love letter to London. Although there are six stories in all, only four are performed at each show.
See it if You like beautiful acting, the show challenges notions of love in a demonstrative, yet delicate way. Very well done.
Don't see it if Monologue-ish pieces are not your thing.
See it if love the idea of cabaret seatin but too many seats provided for the small space . Singer/pianist excellent as well as 3 of the Brit actresse
Don't see it if coninued.. dreamy supernatural subconscious thoughts... should do 3 tales in each perf. as to see all 6 you must catch 3 perf Love the Brits
See it if you enjoy cabaret mixed with futuristic leanings. Attractive performers tell stories. The pianist plays and sings familiar and original
Don't see it if you need closure. Most of the stories drift off rather then end. The cabaret set up makes for squashed seating areas without table service?
See it if you want to hear some great songs written and performed by Rosabella Gregory. Wonderful use of language affixed to hokey stories.
Don't see it if you do not feel comfortable in a cramped cabaret-style seating venue. This is made even worse by the lack of air conditioning!
See it if you enjoy an unusual cabaret with beautiful and poetic stories accompanied by haunting and mesmerizing music. I was totally caught up in it.
Don't see it if you don't like story telling, poetry or a lovely woman singing sweet/sad songs in an interesting voice.
See it if you enjoy short narration-drive stories that express humanity and ask thought-provoking questions; some more captivating than others
Don't see it if you dislike monologues/on-stage narration; you need more than simplistic staging; you dislike table seating
See it if If U like shows in a place so intimate U may need a shoehorn 2 wedge yourself into your seat, w/ actors so close they make deep eye-contact.
Don't see it if If U dislike monologue-storytelling dominating dialogue, British accents, romance without physical intimacy, & a singer that steals the show
See it if you like your shows to have an identity crisis -- this one's not sure if it wants to be a cabaret, spoken word piece, or conventional play
Don't see it if you expect any of the above forms to be represented well.
See it if Enjoy vignette or monologue style contemplations of love and self, for the apt and original songs nicely woven in throughout
Don't see it if Don't enjoy being crammed into a space of uncomfortable and loud chairs, looking for a through plot and realistic stories
See it if you like to spend a quiet 2 hours with piano music and someone reading stories to you.
Don't see it if you like dazzling visual design or fast-paced plot with high energy choreography.
See it if you are open to fluid, open-ended poetic stories that are romantic in origin but encompass highly individual and introspective experiences.
Don't see it if You need tightly pulled together plots; a dreamy mix of reality and reverie would try your patience; expository songs aren't your cup of tea
See it if you enjoy being told a story by people whose mere words paint the scene for you with soft poetic piano bar-esque music complementing same.
Don't see it if you dislike monologue heavy, thought provoking productions; seek a musical with flashy song and dance numbers; dislike female storytelling.
See it if You enjoy British love stories, or descriptive shows. It's told, not shown, but works fantastically
Don't see it if You don't like cabaret style theatre, or don't like lyrical monologues and fantastical events or love stories
See it if You like chamber theatre, with the emphasis on the written and spoken words.
Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional theatre production.
See it if You like presentational & minimalist theatre, intimate spaces as well as a unique melding/genre of "stage" performance.
Don't see it if You want MORE than a monologue/narrator telling a story underscored by indie music or prefer fully produced theatre with substance
See it if you like intimate, up close and personal theater experiences
Don't see it if you like musicals or straight forward dramas with simple plots.
See it if You enjoy listening to stories, and can't get enough of the British accent! See it if you like small, intimate theater.
Don't see it if You can't sit still in a folding chair!
See it if You like excellently acted, transcendent storytelling with an enchanting musical element, and if you like British culture.
Don't see it if You are expecting full-on musical theatre or prefer superficially entertaining sentimentality over deeply affecting, meaningful work.
See it if you enjoy a descriptive play that is told through excellent performances that manage to engage the audience. Amazing singer and pianist!
Don't see it if you're after a big, over the top cabaret production with glitz and glamour!
See it if if you like unusual stories of love and romance and as a bonus great piano accompaniment.
Don't see it if don't like minimal decorations, intimate setting, long dialogs