On Tuesday 3rd March at The Clapham Grand, Jayde Adams, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Dave Cribb will be joined by comedians and famous faces for an unforgettable night of entertainment.
The one-off performance will mark three years since the first ever Amusical show back in March 2017. The hugely popular night and Edinburgh favourite traditionally sees comedians taken out of their comfort zone as they stand on stage and sing a song from a musical in front of an audience of (for the most part) musical lovers all with live musical accompaniment from Amusical band Dave and The Quavers.
After selling out the Pleasance Grand at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last three years, a Comedy Central TV special and an award-nominated podcast, Amusical: Once More with Feeling will see your favourite band of musical misfits pushing their other great passion - softcore vampire erotica from the early noughties.
Alongside some of your favourite comedians, Jayde, Kiri and Dave will be joined by some other famous friends who'll be dusting off their stakes and their tap shoes to bring you a Buffy homage you didn’t even know you needed to see.
The hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as the show's lead Buffy Summers, ran for seven seasons between 1997 to 2003 and it was on the 6th November 2001 that the show aired its only musical episode, Once More, with Feeling.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will have already noticed that over the years, Amusical's artwork has always nodded to the Buffy's Once More, with Feeling (see right) - so it's no surprise that they've gone all out for the brilliant poster for this special event (see above).
Speaking exclusively to I Talk Telly about the upcoming show, Jayde Adams said "Okay, y’all need to understand something and this is the only time you’ll hear me use this expression but, I STAN BUFFY."
"I have watched Buffy & Angel every year since it stopped airing. It’s my Mastermind subject, it’s my happy place, it's the best show that’s ever been on TV, don’t @ me. When the musical episode came out I had no idea it was happening."
She went on to say "There was no internet to spoil anything and I remember I lost my absolute s**t. I can’t promise I will contain myself on the day of our tribute either. Thank god Dave & The Quavers are gonna be there to make the show slick. Because I think Kiri & I might be like two kids at school disco!"
To which Kiri Pritchard-McLean followed up with "I cannot wait for this show, Buffy, comedians and Musicals- all my favourite things coalescing. Finally, all those years of getting off with my David Boreanaz poster and learning the Buffy annuals off by heart have finally become a transferable skill."
And finally, Dave Cribb added "If I had a pound for every time Buffy has been mentioned at one of our shows or on one of our podcasts, I could probably buy the Clapham Grand outright. As it is, I'm just super psyched that we're getting to play such a beautiful space and put on such a fun show. Everyone we've asked to be in it has lost their mind with excitement, so it's shaping up to be something really memorable - and it'll be a real surprise to find out which comedians are massive Buffy fans, that's for sure."
Whilst no names have been announced just yet, previous guests have included Aisling Bea, Joel Dommett, Lolly Adefope, London Hughes, Phil Wang, Romesh Ranganathan, Rose Matafeo, Rosie Jones, Sindhu Vee and Suzi Ruffell - which means you're unlikely to be disappointed.
So book your tickets now and singalong Once More, with Feeling as this promises to be an unmissable night for Buffy fans, musical fans and those lucky enough to identify as both.
Tickets for Amusical: Once More with Feeling' are available from DICE here