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NEWS: Small Truth Theatre launches Digital Caravan Theatre season of audio plays by award-winning playwrights

In Audio, Featured Shows, Interviews, London theatre, Native, News, Online shows, Plays, Quotes by Press Releases

Small Truth Theatre has launched its Digital Caravan Theatre, the company’s first collection of audio plays by an extraordinary ensemble of award-winning and acclaimed playwrights – Emma Dennis-Edwards, Abi Zakarian, Jessica Butcher – all available to download for free.

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NEWS: UK premiere of socially distanced outdoor experience C-o-n-t-a-c-t will open in London

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Producers Katy Lipson and Mathilde Moulin are collaborating with French theatre-makers Musidrama to present the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, a socially distanced, immersive outdoor experience in public spaces across London featuring live performance and 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones. Tickets go on sale today. Opening on 31 August 2020, audiences of no more than …

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‘Couldn’t be more timely’: PLACE PRINTS 1-4 (Online review)

In Audio, Native, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

Place Prints is a fascinating audio series from writer David Rudkin about places in the UK. There are certain locations where that sense of the past is much stronger than in others. These places have their own stories and voices and Rudkin tells them with a sense of lyricism from which contemporary writers might well learn.

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‘Great music which finds so many ways into our hearts’: Celebrating the splendour of Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets

In Audio, Classical music, Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Edward SeckersonLeave a Comment

I was a little late to the party in respect of Vladimir Jurowski’s scintillating new recording of the original 1877 version of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Yevgeny Svetlanov’s orchestra) but I’ve been much absorbed by it, thrilled by it.

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Paying tribute to André Previn & his ability to embrace music of spectacularly diverse genres

In Audio, Classical music, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opera, Opinion, Reviews by Edward SeckersonLeave a Comment

Leonard Bernstein and André Previn very different animals. But their completeness as musicians, their ability to embrace and cherish music of spectacularly diverse genres, their connection with popular culture, their many and varied gifts as conductors, composers, pianists, and impossibly eloquent commentators make them kindred spirits in so many respects.