A New Musical
Live at Zédel (The Crazy Coqs – London)
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7.00pm
Peter Caulfield, who starred as King Herod in the multi award-winning production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, will join Joan Vázquez in the London presentation of PAQUITO FOREVER, the one-man musical of this season in Barcelona.
PAQUITO FOREVER is a new musical written by Fran Arráez and Gerard Alonso and directed by Victor Alvaro. PAQUITO FOREVER will make its London premiere at Live at Zédel on Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 7.00pm. The show will be performed in English.
Meet Paquito Alonso, flamenco dancer, comedian, transvestite… artist! From his childhood in post-war Spain –wandering the Paralelo cabarets wishing to be a Star– to a career in the States getting to perform at the best venues in New York and Vegas, the true story of Paquito Alonso is one of relentless determination, in a quest to find a place in the world where he could be who he truly was in times of repression.
Vázquez –accompanied on the piano by Gerard Alonso, and joined by West End performer Peter Caulfield– brings an evening of stand-up comedy, flamenco, blues, jazz, dancing and a tiny little bit of cross-dressing. Don’t miss the chance to meet the endearing Paquito and discover this awesome true story of big dreams and courage. Cabaret at its best.
Regarding the opening of PAQUITO FOREVER in London Joan says: ‘Paco passed away shortly after I was cast in the role of Paquito in the revival of FLOR DE NIT. He had created that role in the 90s and the news came as a shock right in the middle of rehearsals. I began enquiring about his life and, to my surprise, he had had an amazing artistic career audiences didn’t know about. His story had to be told. I had to do a show about him.
I can’t believe we’re taking the show to London right after our Barcelona run! We have been getting such good feedback for the show and we feel very grateful for that. People are feeling very moved by the story of Paco. I can’t wait for Londoners to see it!’
PAQUITO FOREVER has received nominations for Barcelona Critic’s Awards for Best Musical, Spain Music Theatre Awards for Best Actor (Joan Vázquez) and Spain Max Theatre Awards for Best Musical.
Joan’s credits include Claude in Hair, Frank in Merrily We Roll Along, Sky in Mamma Mia! and Lockwood in The History Boys, in the recent Barcelona and Madrid productions. Other credits include Abdullah in the world première of Bagdad Café directed by Percy Adlon, My Fair Lady, and the first Spanish production of Rent, directed by Abby Epstein and Michael Greif.
Joan has regularly worked with repertory companies in Barcelona such as Gataro, The Zombie Company, La Barni or El Musical Més Petit, in revues, cabaret and fringe productions such as Flor de Nit, Le Llaman Copla and Off- Broadway. His writing credits include Se Fue En Un Barco (The Ship that got away), a play about Spanish post-war refugees.
Peter Caulfield trained at LIPA in Liverpool and since graduating he has worked across the board in Theatre, TV, Film, Animation and Radio. Peter’s TV credits include ‘Cucumber’ (Channel 4), ‘Banana’ (E4), ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC) and the international Nordic crime thriller ‘Modus’ where he played opposite Kim Cattrall. He is also well known for various West End Theatre performances including smash hit’s such as ‘Enron’, ‘Obamaology’, and ‘One Man Two Guvnors’.
Peter is an accomplished vocalist, starring as King Herod in the multi award-winning production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre and in a number of Stephen Sondheim productions including: ‘Into The Woods’ (Royal Opera House), ‘Follies’ and ‘A ‘Funny Thing Happened on The Way To the Forum’ (National Theatre). Peter most recently starred as Mr Tumnus in the Sally Cookson reimagining of ‘Lion Witch and the Wardrobe’.
This year he will also see the release of British feature film ‘Strangeways Here We Come’, set on a Salford high rise estate starring Michele Keegan and BAFTA winner Chan Cresswell. Peter plays an American Morman, called Charlie. In the summer he will also be appearing as Edgar Alan Poe at the the Royal Festival Hall in the Tiger Lillies new show ‘Edgar Alan Poe and the Haunted Palace’.
“The show is excellently delivered by a brilliant Joan Vázquez both as an actor and a musician.” Time Out
“Joan Vázquez gives the best performance of his career to this day.” En Platea
PAQUITO FOREVER – A New Musical
Music by Gerard Alonso
Book by Fran Arráez
Lyrics by Fran Arráez, Roser Batalla, Frank Capdet and Joan Vázquez
Book and Lyrics adapted into English by Joan Vázquez
Directed by Victor Alvaro
Choreography by Beália Guerra
Piano by Gerard Alonso
Performed by Joan Vázquez and featuring Peter Caulfield
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7.00pm
Crazy Coqs / Live at Zédel
20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED
Box office: 020 7734 4888
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