It’s Only Life

Wednesday 13th June to Saturday 7th July 2018 – Union Theatre, London

UK Premiere


It’s Only Life is a musical revue featuring the songs of John Bucchino. His songs have been recorded and performed by Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkel and many others. Conceived by director  Daisy Prince and the award-winning songwriter, It’s Only Life is about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom.


According to the New York Times, Bucchino’s ‘flowing, finely made piano ballads describe an urban life in which relationships come and go in cycles of yearning, fulfillment, heartbreak and healing’ – where romantic love is anticipated with ‘high expectations, high anxiety and open hearts.’ The show won LA’s 2008 Ovation Award for Best Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical.


Will Carey
Sammy Graham
Jennifer Harding
Jordan Shaw
Noel Sullivan


Director – Tania Azevedo
Musical Director – Nick Barstow
Choreographer – William Whelton
Designers – Justin Williams and Jonny Rust
Lighting Designer – Clancy Flynn
Casting Director – Jane Deitch
General Manager – Chris Matanlé
Producer – Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

Presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

‘One of the most self-affirming theatrical experiences in a long while.’ – Musical Theatre Review ★★★★★


‘An evening of considerable delight’ – WhatsOnStage ★★★★


‘An ensemble of immense energy and passion’ – Sincerely, Amy ★★★★


‘A musical revue which warms the heart and soothes the soul’ – Carn’s Theatre Passion ★★★★


‘A delightfully poignant evening’ – Jonathan Baz ★★★★