Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve is All About Gillian Anderson and Lily James

12/04/2019

Joseph L Mankiewicz’s All About Eve: Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove and directed for the screen by Nicholas Wickham. Broadcast live from the Noël Coward Theatre, London, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.4.2019. (JPr)

Lily James (Eve) and Gillian Anderson (Margo) (c) Jan Versweyveld

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The Metamorphosis of Renée Fleming and Ben Whishaw in The Shed’s Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

11/04/2019

Anne Carson, Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Renée Fleming, Ben Whishaw, The Griffin Theater, The Shed, New York, 7.4.2019. (RP)

Ben Whishaw & Renée Fleming in Norma Jeane Baker of Troy© Stephanie Berger

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When Music is Indistinguishable from Drama by Jack Buckley

25/03/2019

Hugh Grant tells the tale of when he was playing the part of the presumed husband of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) in the hugely entertaining film, he asked director, Stephen Frears, whether the man was an adventurer after Foster Jenkins’s money or genuinely in love with the woman who was living a passionately dedicated life of self-deception. How should I know? replied Frears, You’re the actor.
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Joshua Harmon’s Admissions at Trafalgar Studios Confronts White Liberals in Denial

18/03/2019

Joshua Harmon’s Admissions: Trafalgar Studios, London. 16.3.2019. (CSa)

Alex Kingston (Sherri) Andrew Woodall (Bill) & Ben Edelman (Charlie) (c) Johan Persson

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Charm and Wit Sparks These Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall

01/03/2019

Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Sasha Regan’s All-Male Hit at Wilton’s Music Hall, London. 27.2.2019. (JB)

Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Pirates of Penzance (c) Scott Rylander

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A Superb Production of Sweeney Todd in Belfast

08/02/2019

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd:  Cast, Chorus and Band of Northern Ireland Opera and Lyric Theatre / Sinead Hayes (Conductor), Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 6.2.2019. (RB)

Steven Page (Sweeney Todd) & Julie Mullins (Mrs Lovett) (c) NI Opera

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The Global Phenomenon Notre Dame de Paris Makes a Captivating Return to London

25/01/2019

Notre Dame de Paris (Richard Cocciante [music] and Luc Plamondon [lyrics]): Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Acrobats and Break Dancers of the Notre Dame de Paris Company, English National Opera Orchestra / Matthew Brind (conductor). London Coliseum, 23.1.2019. (JPr)

Cast of Notre Dame de Paris (c) Alessandro Dobici

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Simon Callow’s Uplifting, Yet Thought-Provoking, New Film Version of A Christmas Carol

13/12/2018

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow: Adaptation by Tom Cairns and Simon Callow; Production designed by Marie Lanna; Cinematography by David Raedeker. Screened at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.12.2018. (JPr)

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

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