Celebrating Cole Porter 50 Years On


 Cole Porter, Anything Goes: Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell, Graham Bickley,  Clive Rowe, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company Chorus / Richard Balcombe (musical director). Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2014. (JPr)

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

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PROM 21:Brush Up Your Shakespeare with John Wilson


 PROM 21 – Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate: – Soloists, John Wilson Orchestra, John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.8.2014. (MMB)

<i>Kiss Me Kate</i> Prom 21 (c) Chris Christodoulou

Kiss Me, Kate Prom 21 (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Lloyd Webber’s Cats Shows No Sign of Ageing


 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats:  Singers, Dancers, and Orchestra / Anthony Gabriele (musical director), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

Opera and Musical Stars in Cape Town’s Showboat


 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, Showboat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Jones (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

The Novello Singers Recapture All the Romance of the Great British Musicals


 The Great British Musicals,  The Novello Singers, with soloists Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns, Hosted by Nicholas Parsons and Simon Callow (Saturday matinee only) with Ross Leadbeater (piano), St. James’s Theatre, London, 4-5.7.2014 (IL)



Novello Singers Recapture all the Romance of The Great British Musicals Photo Courtesy of Novello Singers

The Novello Singers include West End performers Rhidian Marc (Les Miserables), Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera), Leigh Rhiannon Coggins (Pirates of Penzance), James Charlton (The Light Princess), Mira Ormala (Love Never Dies), Matthew Crowe (South Pacific), Jonathan Broad (West End Men), Lydia Jenkins (Iolanthe), Victoria Humphreys (The Bakewell Bakeoff), and Ben Irish (HMS Pinafore)]


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Marc Bolan Bio-Musical Fails to Raise the Rafters


 20th Century Boy – The Musical: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 15.4.2014. (JPr)

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) - 20th Century Boy The Musical - UK Tour - Photo Robert Day

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) – 20th Century Boy The Musical – UK Tour – Photo Robert Day

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Cape Town Opera Captures Magic of Show Boat


 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II:  Show Boat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, 8.7.2014  (MC)

Showboat Photo Capetown Opera

Showboat Photo Capetown Opera

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RNCM Opera’s Company Has Authentic Sixties Feel


 Stephen Sondheim, Company: RNCM Opera, The RNCM Ensemble / Julian Kelly (music director), MMU Capitol Theatre, Manchester, 25.6.2014 (MC)

Sondhiem's Company © Paul Cliff

Sondhiem’s Company © Paul Cliff

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