26 Jul '12, 1pm

Not too Posh to push pop: when music rocks theatre: LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I Know It, Labyrinth, Wearing my Rolex

Not too Posh to push pop: when music rocks theatre: LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I Know It, Labyrinth, Wearing my Rolex

On paper, a Bullingdon Club-styled set of toffs performing an a cappella breakdown of LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I Know It sounds like the sort of cringeworthy event you might expect to see on The X Factor – probably during the audition stages. It shouldn't work on a West End stage. It definitely shouldn't be saved on the frontal lobes of my brain, cheerily downloading in my mind every time I hear the song drifting from car radios. But in Lyndsey Turner 's production of Posh, first seen at London's Royal Court in 2010 and now revised and revived at the Duke of York's, she and musical director James Fortune pull off the rarest of tricks in (non-musical) theatre: making clever, creative use of contemporary pop music in a play. And doing it really well . "The idea was to [use the songs] to charm an audience, regardless of your views on the characters' politics," says Henry Lloyd Hu...

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2012/jul/26/p...

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