Griff Rhys Jones is Superb as Scrooge in LMTO’s Joyous A Christmas Carol


United KingdomUnited Kingdom LMTO – A Christmas Carol (Mike Ockrent [book], Lynn Ahrens [book and lyrics] and Alan Menken [music]): Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). Lyceum Theatre, London, 17.12.2018. (JPr)

LMTO’s A Christmas Carol – ‘Abundance and Charity’

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


United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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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Sweeney Todd, like his Customers and Meat Pies, Goes Down a Treat in Zurich


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / David Charles Abell (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.12.2018. (JR)

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The New One: A Brilliant Birbiglia on the Couch with Baby


United StatesUnited States Mike Birbiglia’s The New One: Cort Theatre, New York. 19.11.2018. (CSa)

Mike Birbiglia in The New One

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For Only An Hour is Something Rather Memorably ‘Rich and Strange’


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sardoville’s For Only An Hour with Phil Sanger: The Blue Elephant Theatre, London, 16.11.2018. (JO’D)

Phil Sanger in For Only An Hour

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Bernstein’s Candide Triumphs at the Liceu


SpainSpain Bernstein, Candide (concert version): Liceu Chorus and Orchestra /John DeMain (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 18.10.2018. (JMI)

Meghan Picerno and Paul Appleby in Candide © A. Bofill

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Comedy in Music from Rainer Hersch’s Entertaining Memories of Victor Borge


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rainer’s Hersch’s Victor Borge: Rainer Hersch with Danny Driver (piano), Laura Ruhl Vidal (soprano). Cadogan Hall, London, 12.10.2018. (JPr)

Rainer Hersch © Hans Staartjes

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Weathering the Storm: Zeller’s Mystery Provides More Questions than Answers


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Florian Zeller, The Height of the Storm (translated by Christopher Hampton): Wyndham’s Theatre, London. 7.10.2018. (CSa)

Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins in The Height of the Storm (c) Tristram Kenton

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