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Theatre REVIEW: Treason The Musical - ★★★

Remember, remember the 5th of November….

Join us for the World Premiere of this explosive new musical about the notorious gunpowder plot of 1605 starring Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dreamgirls, The Voice semi-finalist) as Martha Percy and Joe McFadden (Strictly, The Crow Road) as James I of England (James VI of Scotland).

With stunning original folk and pop songs, this one-of-a-kind show tells one of the most intriguing tales in Britain’s history as it’s never been seen before.

Treason explodes onto the stage this Autumn following an online concert streamed worldwide in 2021, two sold-out concerts at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2022 and a live album released this year, which has taken Spotify by storm.

You can now be the first to see the hotly anticipated full production of Treason created by Ricky Allan, as it embarks on its debut UK tour.

Join the Plotters and their world of love, secrecy and revolution in this new British musical that ‘absolutely rocks’ and ‘shines iridescent in its music’ The Guardian



Festival Theatre, Edinburgh - run ended - Part of UK Tour


Stewart - ★★★

"It's always great to see an ambitious new musical doing the rounds. Whilst Treason doesn't quite explode it certainly shows spark.

It follows the highly intriguing famous story of the plot to blow up the house of commons by Guy Fawkes and his friends in an attempt to assassinate King James I of England.

So you might think it taps into the Hamilton vibe, which it does quite well, with excellent costumes and sense of time and place - the set is fantastic.

The cast are all pretty excellent and the choreography of the ensemble is brilliantly executed. Meanwhile Gabriel Akamo is a powerful presence as Fawkes - albeit a symbolic presence as Guy Fawkes - with his rousing narration in a rap-poetry style a unique element to the show.

So the ingredients are there, but the pacing is extremely slow. In particular the second half is plagued with one too many ballads that don't add too much but seem like filler and the choreography as well becomes overdone and loses its impact.

Such an intense story warrants a more exciting execution. Hopefully the show will get tweaked after this UK tour as it certainly has scope."


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