This gentle but classy production of My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum has plenty to offer those looking to experience Lerner and Loewe’s musical live.
NEWS: Multi-award-winning New York revival of My Fair Lady transfers to Coliseum in May
New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s multi-award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer run.
NEWS: Leading theatre names call on Government to allow outdoor performances ‘at the earliest opportunity’
Signatories, along with 60 other names, including Annilese Miskimmon (artistic director, English National Opera); Catherine Mallyon (executive director, Royal Shakespeare Company); Neil Constable (chief executive, Shakespeare’s Globe); Oliver Mears (director of opera, Royal Opera House); and Michelle Cawardine-Palmer (executive director, Kneehigh) have called on the Government to allow the outdoor performing arts to spearhead the sector’s return at the earliest opportunity.
Mark Shenton offers a bittersweet celebration of his Top Ten Favourite West End Theatres
My latest ShenTens is particularly bittersweet, as we can’t actually go to any at the moment: my favourite West End theatres.
NEWS: ENO & Imperial College announce the national rollout of the Breathe programme for people recovering from Covid-19
English National Opera and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust announce national rollout of ENO Breathe programme for people recovering from COVID-19.
NEWS: Theatremakers from all four nations are celebrated in The Stage 100 list
The Stage has unveiled its annual The Stage 100 list. The list has been re-imagined this year to celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping theatre survive the biggest crisis the industry has ever faced.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Merry Widow at English National Opera
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Max Webster’s production of Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: La Bohème at English National Opera
TThe English National Opera has revived Jonathan Miller’s production of Puccini’s opera La Bohème. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…
NEWS: Jamie Lloyd directs Evita as part of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2019 season
The 2019 season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will feature Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town directed by Ellen McDougall and Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, staged by Jamie Lloyd.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Lucia di Lammermoor at English National Opera
Sarah Tynan takes on the title role in this new revival of David Alden’s original 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the ENO. Here’s what the critics have been making of it…
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Porgy & Bess at the English National Opera
Porgy & Bess is being staged at the ENO in a production directed by James Robertson and conducted by John Wilson. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & radical overhauls of Shakespeare in the West End, Broadway & beyond
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
The Show People Podcast: Josh Boyd-Rochford takes 10%
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Josh Boyd-Rochford, chief operating officer and an agent at Simon and How Associates, who also teaches, produces and is forever generating opportunities for theatre-makers.
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Andrew reveals his theatrical tips of things to see and do this August 2018, including productions at The Park Theatre, Brasserie Zedel and the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh.
Today’s platform is given to The Wicker Husband with music and lyrics by Darren Clark and a book by Rhys Jennings (who happens to be our special guest’s husband too!) and a song called The Sparrow’s Tale, sung by Laura Wickham with Josh Sneesby on accordion, Anne-Marie Piazza on ukulele, Rachel Dawson on cello and composer Darren Clark on guitar.
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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Turn of the Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw is given the Open Air Theatre treatment in Timothy Sheader’s production. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…
NEWS: Lenny Henry stars in August Wilson play as part of Nadia Fall’s inaugural season at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Lenny Henry is to take on the role of smooth-talking hustler Elmore in August Wilson’s King Hedley II (17 May to 16 June 2019) as part of Nadia Fall’s inaugural season as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East. This marks the first time Wilson’s work will be staged at the venue.
Have you experienced Opera Undressed? La traviata
I finally managed to secure a ticket for La traviata through Opera Undressed, a scheme run by the English National Opera for productions at the London Coliseum. It’s a great package: the £20 ticket covers a ‘best available’ seat, a pre-show talk, and a free G&T at the aftershow party.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: LA TRAVIATA at English National Opera
Daniel Kramer directs La Traviata, his first production for ENO after becoming the company’s artistic director (playing until 13 April 2018). Here’s what critics have been making of it…
NEWS: Full cast announced for revival of Chess at the London Coliseum
The full cast has been announced for the first West End production of Chess since 1986 which stars Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Murray Head as The Arbiter, Tim Howar as Freddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Philip Browne as Molokov.
NEWS: Open Air Theatre’s 2018 summer includes Peter Pan return, Little Shop Of Horrors & ENO
The Open Air Theatre has announced the programme for its 2018 summer season, under the continuing artistic directorship of Timothy Sheader. The headline productions are Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera.
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – London Coliseum ★★★★★
A starry home team enthusiastically play up the comedy. Sarah Tynan is one of ENO’s most technically perfect sopranos but she’s also their wittiest actress and her Rosina is effortlessly sung and enjoyably mettlesome.
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