Superb acting and singing as Phil Willmott and John Robinson mine a musical out of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lady Chatterley’s Lover: a musical adaptation of the novel by D.H. Lawrence from Phil Willmott (book), John Robinson (music and lyrics), Mark Anderson (additional lyrics) and Bjorn Dobbelaere (orchestrations). Filmed at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in June 2021 and available from 15 October to 21 November 2021 on Stream.Theatre. (JPr)

Georgia Lennon (Constance) and Michael Pickering (Mellors) (c) Mark Senior

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Superb performances are a feature of National Theatre’s lockdown Romeo & Juliet as it comes to the big screen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live (p)review – Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Filmed (directed by Simon Godwin) in the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre in December 2020 and reviewed on Sky Arts. (JPr)

(l-r) Jessie Buckley, Lucian Msamati & Josh O’Connor (c) Rob Youngson

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Marc Neikrug explores love and loss in A Song for Mahler at Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival

United StatesUnited States Neikrug, A Song for Mahler: Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Kelly Markgraf (baritone), David Shifrin (clarinet), FLUX Quartet. Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 6.7.2021. (Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival). (RP)

David Shifrin (clarinet) with the FLUX Quartet © Tom Emerson

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Dorian: A Rock Musical has some impressive moments but doesn’t exactly come of age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dorian: A Rock Musical (based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray): Filmed (directed by Julia Froud) in June 2021 and streaming from 16.7. to 12.8.2021 on Stream.Theatre (click here). (JPr)

John Addison (Lord Henry), Bart Lambert (Dorian Gray) and Robert Grose (Charlie Rose) (c) Stream.Theatre

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Mike Bartlett’s challenging Contractions got a mesmeric, triumphant production from whatstick theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Bartlett’s Contractions: Filmed by Jessye Curtis and Alexander Masika-Ferguson (edited by Kai Cook) at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, in June 2021 and reviewed when streamed on 4.7.2021. (JPr)

Kate Gabriel (The Manager) and Ele Robinson (Emma)

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Back to the future, music sets sail in Plymouth on the good ship Mayflower

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jane O’Leary and Jonathan Dawe: Erika Baikoff (soprano), Timothy Nelson (baritone), Plymouth Performing Arts Academy Junior Chorus. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Kokoro Ensemble / Mark Forkgen (conductor). Theatre Royal Plymouth, 4.6.2021. (PRB)

Erika Baikoff (top left), Timothy Nelson (top right), Robert Taub (bottom left),
Mark Forkgen (bottom right) (c) Philip R Buttall

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Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale marches home to Manchester thanks to Martins Imhangbe and the Hallé’s musicians

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale: Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Filmed in various locations in Manchester (by Maestro Broadcasting) and first streamed on 29.4.2021. (JPr)

Martins Imhangbe (Soldier) (c) Hallé

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Aljaž and Janette’s Remembering the Oscars is a happy hour to help you forget the past year

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara in Remembering the Oscars: Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara and company with Janine Johnson and Giovanni Spanó (singers). Available to stream until 17.4.2021. (JPr)

Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara ‘The Way We Were’

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