Category Archives: Theatre

The musical ‘An American in Paris’ comes to the West End

I was fortunate enough to go to a preview of the musical ‘An American in Paris’, based on the American film of the same name which has now officially opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. The music, … Continue reading

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New Season opens at Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park

Running Wild Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, has another hit on his hands with Running Wild which opened this year’s season at the Open Air Theatre in London’s Regent’s Park. The cast includes 57 young performers from the local … Continue reading

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Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard closes tomorrow

Following a short but acclaimed run Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close as the dethroned queen of the stage closes tomorrow, Saturday at London’s Coliseum. Based on Billy Wilder’s film of the same name the production is orchestrated by David Cullen … Continue reading

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A Play to Make You think – The Mother extended to March 12

Gina McKee is brilliant as The Mother in Florian Zeller’s play at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Translated from the original by Christopher Hampton, the Mother follows on from the successful production of The Father, also written by Zeller. The … Continue reading

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Free Theatre Exhibition at London’s V&A

The original mask worn by Michael Crawford in the Phantom of the Opera A free exhibition Curtain Up opens tomorrow 9 February at the Victoria & Albert Museum celebrating 40 years of the Olivier Theatre Awards. Encompassing the world’s leading … Continue reading

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Hangmen at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre

Photo – Helen Maybanks Seeing someone being hanged in the opening scene of a play isn’t what I would call a positive start to an entertaining evening. While the performances by the cast of Hangmen cannot be faulted the play … Continue reading

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Top names at Music & Performing Arts Festival in Ravenna

Ravenna Festival The music and performing arts festival in Ravenna, Italy takes place annually from mid-May until mid-July. The programme which includes some of the world’s leading artists embraces all performing arts and languages. This covers symphonic and chamber music, … Continue reading

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Brillant performance by Kenneth Cranham in The Father

A standing ovation was given to Kenneth Cranham last night for his performance as André, the father in the theatre production The Father which opened recently at London’s Wyndham Theatre. The thought provoking play keeps you spell bound throughout its … Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen at the V&A wins Evening Standard Beyond Theatre Award

Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, one of 2015’s must-see exhibitions, has been honoured at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards with a Beyond Theatre Award. McQueen who grew up in London’s East End … Continue reading

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