Last Thursday [while much of the UK was still on holiday], I attended the press conference at which Michelle Terry revealed her first season at The Globe. And the dynamics in the room were fascinating.
For all its considerable entertainment value, there are some vitally important messages here, about politics, society and the fragility of our institutions – messages that, 246 years after the birth of the world’s greatest modern democracy, are perhaps never more urgent than now. History has its eyes on us all, as one of Miranda’s lyrics reminds us.
This production twists the Cinderella story a little too far for younger audiences who would be more suited to the traditional fairy tale version by Sir Frederick Ashton. As expected this is an incredibly innovative show with a nostalgic tribute to the war years and the silver screen. There are fun and imaginative touches from start to finish.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at London’s Park Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) and the cast for the UK premiere of his musical Rothschild & Sons. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at London’s Finborough Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of Christopher Chen’s play Into the Numbers, which revolves around the Nanking massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Got any questions?