NEWS: Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to Lead Cast of Carousel at the London Coliseum

The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will arrive at the London Coliseum from the 7th April until the 13th May.  This new production, directed by Lonny Price, will see Katherine Jenkins making her musical theatre debut as Julie Jordan alongside Alfie Boe who will be playing Billy Bigelow in this semi-staged show. Fifteen years after getting caught up… Read More

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Review Round Up: Lulu, English National Opera

On for a limited time at the London Coliseum, discover what critics have made William Kentridge’s production of Alban Berg’s Lulu.  The Guardian: **** “the treatment of the opera as drama is relatively conventional, and sometimes flits uneasily between naturalism and more cartoon-like stylisation.” The Telegraph: “what is most wonderful about the evening is the way… Read More

Review Round Up: The Pearl Fishers, English National Opera

Georges Bizet’s tale of a friendship which is tested by love returns to the Coliseum, starring Claudia Boyle, Robert McPherson and Jacques Imbrailo. But what have critics made of this revival?  The Guardian: ** “I missed the delicate colours of Bizet’s orchestration and his sheer melodic suavity – even the celebrated friendship duet was wooden.” The Stage: ***… Read More

Review Round Up: Don Giovanni, English National Opera

Mark Wigglesworth conducts Richard Jones’ production, retelling the Don Juan legend. But does it impress the critics? Read More

Shows Looking Forward to in 2017

It might not even be the end of 2016 yet, but there is still no harm in booking tickets for some of the biggest and best shows coming to London next year…  The White Devil, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse  : 26th January to the 16th April 2017 – as part of the Shakespeare’s Globe Wonder Noir season, John… Read More

English National Opera Announces 2016/2017 Season

The English National Opera has released details of its 2016/2017 season which will see the London Coliseum increase the number of productions it presents to 11 (10 fully staged and one concert hall staging).  It was also announced that the English National Opera year will be divided into Autumn and Spring seasons at the iconic… Read More

Shows Closing in May…

Warning! Last chance to catch all of these shows which must close this month…  Cleansed, National Theatre: 5th May – Sarah Kane’s play has made its National Theatre debut and received mixed reviews from critics. With reports of people fainting, it is a show for the brave-hearted with scenes of physical and sexual violence. Sunset Boulevard,… Read More

Things to See and Do in London: Sunday 24th April

In the week that we mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, here is a few ideas away from Shakespeare to see and do…. 1. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre: Mischief Theatre have done it once again, this time steering clear of the ‘Goes Wrong’, instead creating a farce involving incompetent crooks… Read More

Shows to Look Out for in April

As we race out of March, here is a list of shows to look out for in April on the West End stage…  1.Sunset Boulevard, English National Opera: this eagerly awaited production will see Glenn Close making her West End debut in this semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical based on Billy Wilder’s hit film. (1st… Read More

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