United Kingdom SOMNIUM – A DANCER’S DREAM: Neil and Katya Jones, Charles Venn and company of dancers. Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.6.2019. (JPr)
United 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)
United Kingdom THREE/8:38/SEVEN: Viviana Durante and Company, Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 8.5.2019. (JB)
United Kingdom Julia Leigh, Avalanche: A Love Story: Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, 1.5.2019. (CS)
United Kingdom Man of La Mancha (Dale Wasserman [book], Joe Darion [lyrics] and Mitch Leigh [music]): Company of Man of La Mancha, English National Opera Orchestra / David White (conductor). London Coliseum, 30.4.2019. (JPr)
United Kingdom 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)
United States Anne Carson, Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Renée Fleming, Ben Whishaw, The Griffin Theater, The Shed, New York, 7.4.2019. (RP)
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.