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Behind the Curtain: An Interview with ‘Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-A-Lomp!!’ star Bradley Adams

Set to energetic parodies of iconic retro hits, Grease meets Squid Game in this brand new (sort-of) romp (bomp-a-lomp) of non-stop laughs, slapstick horror and explosive Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-a-Lomp!!

In this Behind the Curtain interview I to speak to Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-A-Lomp!! star, Bradley Adams to find out more about the show!


What is ‘Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-A-Lomp!!’ about? And why did you say yes to this show?


Fun at the Beach Romp Bomp-A-Lomp!! is a beach competition and the show is about exactly that, two groups of friends trying to win king or queen of the beach and perhaps some romance along the way. I said yes to the show because the writing is brilliant and very unique.


How would you describe the music and book of this show? And what would you say makes the show different from others in London at the moment?


I’d describe the music by Brandon Lambert as familiar yet completely new and filled with ear worms you won’t be able to stop humming on your journey home. The book by Martin Landry is fantastic and a perfect balance of humour, self-awareness and drama.


Who do you play and how would you describe your character?


I play the Male Ensemble, as well as covering the three male roles in the show, we have affectionately named him Steve and he is just so happy to be there and be part of the competition!


What is it like being part of a brand-new Musical World Premiere? And what do you say is the easiest and most difficult thing about performing in a new musical?


Being part of a brand-new show like this has been hard work but exhilarating, you have to be completely flexible and attentive because things are changing on the fly all the time, it’s such a rewarding experience!

The easiest thing I’d say is that everything is up for a conversation, we get to collaborate and create everything together which is so fun as an actor to be given that freedom.

The hardest is that again you have to be so alert and alive in the room because everything can change at any point,and you just have to keep those things in your mind and not doubt yourself when it comes to those moments in the show in-front of the audience.


Was there a show that started your love of musicals? And how old were you when you first saw a musical?


My mum says I was between a year and a half and two years old when I saw my first show which was Beauty and the Beast and I was mesmerised. The show that first started my love and connection with performing in musicals was definitely Guys and Dolls, which was the first show I ever did but I’ve always loved watching musicals!


What is one piece of advice you would give aspiring performers?


To keep focused and belief. Remember everyone’s journey is different and getting wrapped up in other peoples can stop you from achieving what you are capable of. It took me three years of auditioning to get into drama school and that hard work will outshine anything.


What is the most exciting thing for you that you are looking forward to the audiences to see?


Without giving too much away… Our designer Emily Bestow and the whole crew have rigged up not only a brilliant set.

The whole design of the show with lighting design by Adam King and sound design by Andy Graham is spectacular so they’ve made us look very good. Plus, all of the jokes, seeing the audience reaction and hearing them laugh every night to different jokes is exhilarating!


How are the rehearsals going?


Rehearsals and previews have been going great, under the leadership of the incredible Mark Bell the process has been so much fun, and I’ve learned so much. We’re now so excited for you all to come and have fun at the beach!!


Describe the show in one sentence or three words.


Wonderfully Hilarious, exciting and intense! We hope to see you there!!


Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-A-Lomp is currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse Borough until 24th June 2024.

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