PREVIEW: Norma @English National Opera

The English National Opera are to present Bellini’s Bel canto masterpiece Norma for the first time in its history for seven performances only.  Bellini’s masterpiece will be performed in a staging by Christopher Alden, which was first seen at Opera North in 2012. A close-knit community’s way of life is threatened by unstoppable change. The people want… Read More

Casting Announced for A Midsummer Night’s Dream @Lyric Hammersmith

Full casting for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s dream has been announced today.  The production, which will run at the theatre from the 19th February, is co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set to include Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley… Read More

Review Roundup… Red Velvet @Garrick Theatre

This production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play directed by Indhu Rubasingham has already wowed critics when it appeared at the Tricycle Theatre and in New York – has it worked its charm once again?    The Stage: *** Mark Shenton wrote: “Rubasingham’s production is full of affectionate demonstrations of the acting styles of the day. But… Read More

Album Review: Alchemy by Robert Menzel

Robert Menzel and company take the word ‘alchemy’ literally in this new album that blends a variety of music to create something unique.  Experimental, unique and thoughtful are just three words that you might use to describe this album from Robert Menzel’s Quartet. While beginning the album  with ‘Wind of Change’ it might seem that… Read More

PREVIEW: In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

Linda Marlowe to star in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ play directed by Robert Chevara and running at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th April to the 14th May.    The new production showing at the Charing Cross Theatre in April, is only the second time in 33 years  since Tennessee Williams’ death… Read More

British Museum Announces Sicily: Culture & Conquest Exhibition

The British Museum has announced a brand new exhibition set to open at the London venue from the 21st April to the 14th August 2016, examining 400 years of history on the Italian island of Sicily.  Bringing new insight into history of the Italian island, Sicily: Culture and Conquest will reveal the artistic and architectural achievements… Read More

PREVIEW: All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever @Vault Festival

Playing part of the Vault Festival in March, All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever looks at the stories that we tell ourselves as we attempt to create meaning out of chaos… Following acclaimed seasons in New York and New Zealand, this production of All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever sees theatre company The… Read More

Shows Opening this Week (1st February)

As we all get into the swing of 2016, there is plenty of shows opening that audiences do not want to miss out on. Here is a guide to some of the shows that are opening this week:  1. Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre: this fifth production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre company’s season of plays at… Read More

PREVIEW: Songs for the End of the World @Vault Festival

This part gig- part theatrical performance piece arrives as part of the Vaults Festival from the 17th to the 21st February.  Inspired by Philip K Dick’s novel Dr Bloodmoney, the world of Ziggy Stardust and the age of austerity in Britain, Songs for the End of the World is a unique blend of music and… Read More