Hulks Ahoy as CODA’s The Producers reopens the Ashcroft Playhouse

23/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mel Brooks, The Producers (lyrics and music by Brooks and adapted by Brooks and Thomas Meehan from the 1967 film): Ensembles and musicians of CODA (Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association) / Joshua Hickin (musical director and arranger). Ashcroft Playhouse at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. 20.9.2019. (JB)

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bittersweet Fleabag remains an ode to all modern women

14/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fleabag (written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge): Directed for the screen by Tony Grech-Smith and broadcast live from the Wyndham’s Theatre, London, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 12.9.2019. (JPr)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) (c) Matt Humphrey

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A powerful Torch Song marks opening of London’s newest theatre

10/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Torch Song (by Harvey Fierstein): The Turbine Theatre, London, 6.9.2019. (CSa)

Matthew Needham (Arnold) and Dino Festcher (Ed) in Torch Song
(c) Mark Senior

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Navigating Australia’s Secret River: tempestuous journey in pursuit of a tragic dream

02/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Secret River by Kate Grenville (adapted for the stage by Andrew Bovell): National Theatre, London, 28.8.2019. (CSa)

Sydney Theatre Company’s The Secret River (c) Ryan Buchanan

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Puttin’ on the Ritz in Blackpool

13/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Puttin’ on the Ritz: Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 6.7.2019. (MC)

Company of Puttin’ on the Ritz

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In Somnium at Sadler’s Wells Neil and Katya Jones Dream the Impossible Dream

22/06/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom SOMNIUM – A DANCER’S DREAM: Neil and Katya Jones, Charles Venn and company of dancers. Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.6.2019. (JPr)

Neil and Katya Jones in Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream

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Renée Fleming Headlines The Light in the Piazza Which Proves To Be a Flawed Italian Travelogue

20/06/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Light in the Piazza (book by Craig Lucas, lyrics and music by Adam Guettel): Company of The Light in the Piazza, Orchestra of Opera North / Kimberley Grigsby (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 19.6.2019. (JPr)

The Light in the Piazza (c) Dewynters London

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Bernstein’s Masterwork Comes Alive in Chicago

03/06/2019

United StatesUnited States Bernstein, West Side Story: Soloists, Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / James Lowe (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 18.5.19 (JLZ)

West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago (c) Todd Rosenberg
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