Review Round Up…Werther, Royal Opera House

Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s opera arrives at the Royal Opera House, starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo. but what have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: **** George Hall said: “Antonio Pappano and the ROH orchestra outshine the drama in this atmospheric revival of Benoît Jacquot’s 2004 production.” The Financial Times: ****Richard Fairman wrote: “Who… Read More

Hatton Garden Film to Go Ahead

It’s been confirmed that a film based on the extraordinary robbery of £14 million worth of jewels from London’s Hatton Garden Vault by seasoned thieves in April 2015 is to go ahead.  The Hatton Garden Job is the first film to document the extraordinary events that took place in London last year. The film will begin… Read More

PREVIEW: Oliver Curtis: Volte-Face, Royal Geographical Society

Oliver Curtis turns his back on some of the world’s most photographed monuments and historical sites to create photographs that offer a new perspective on the world.  All of the photographs in the new exhibition that will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society from the 19th September until the 14th October, were taken… Read More

Review Round Up…Henry V, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Shakespeare’s play is brought to life as part of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s season, directed by Robert Hastie and starring Michelle Terry in the title role.  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington wrote: “this is an excitingly staged production in which armies clash by smoke-filled night and drums resoundingly echo from the auditorium’s towers.”… Read More

Jessie Wallace to Star in Chicago

Producer David Ian has confirmed that one of soap’s best known actresses is join the current UK tour of Chicago as Mama Morton from the 15th August.  Actress Jessie Wallace will be playing the role of Mama Morton when the touring production visits Nottingham (15 – 20 August), Belfast  (5 – 10 September), Liverpool, Glasgow, Aberdeen ,… Read More

REVIEW: Barbu by Cirque Alfonse, London Wonderground

Cirque Alfonse returns to London with the premiere of new show Barbu, a stunning display of acrobatics and naughtiness. Not even a pesky power cut could derail this bizarre but entertaining show, performed by an extraordinarily talented and strong (in all senses of the word). Although Barbu begins slowly, things begin to intensify as the… Read More