Life of the party
NIGEL Richards, a British stage performer, singer and academic, will be back in town to perform two show series at the Theatre Lounge Cafe in Kuala Lumpur, starting with Appassionata ( Sept 9- 11) and The Food Of Love( Sept 16- 18).
In early 2014, Richards played a couple of small showcases at the Intimate Encounters series at Theatre Lounge Cafe.
This month, he is raring to cut loose again at the same venue.
First up is Appassionata, a musical theatre treat, which will be something to appeal to a wide audience.
You know the songs, you know the movies. You just need the right singer to make the night special. W ith Richards on stage, this is where the crowd- pleasing gets serious. He will turn on the charm in an evening of theatre music from Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago, Carouseland many more. Pianist Kenneth Teh will be accompanying him on stage.
If anything, Richards is a man of many moods. And he sure can turn up the romantic volume. The Food Of Love takes its lead from Shakespeare’s poetry right to music and musicals inspired by the Bard.
Richards will sing songs from West Side Story, the new Broadway hit Something Rotten, as well as Lion King, Hair and Kiss Me Kate. The pianist on board is Khoo Khe Sin.
Back in Britain, Richards is no stranger to the showbiz scene. His name has graced W est End productions, including playing the lead role in Phantom Of The Opera, Quasimodo ( The Hunchback Of Notre Dame) right to Enjolras ( Les Miserables).
Richards even tried out musician Scott W alker’s tunes in the acclaimed production Drifting And Tilting – The Songs Of Scott Walker in London in 2008. Most recently, Richards was part of The World Goes Round show, a celebration of the Kander and Ebb songbook, in England.
Appassionata ( Sept 9- 11) and The Food Of Love ( Sept 16- 18), both presented by Dama Asia Productions, will play at Theatre Lounge Cafe, B1- 3A, Plaza Damas 3, 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur. More info: www.theatreloungecafe.com. Call: 03- 6730 7982.
Richards will be back in town to perform shows at the Theatre Lounge Cafe in KL.