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

25/11/2018

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’

18/11/2018

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

16/10/2018

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

14/10/2018

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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John Wilson’s On the Town with Talented Cast and Outstanding LSO is a Worthy Tribute to Bernstein

26/08/2018

Proms

Prom 57 – On the Town (Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green) concert performance: Soloists, Students from ArtsEd, London Symphony Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.8.2018. (JPr)

Finale of On the Town at the BBC Proms (c) BBC/Mark Allan.

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