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What’s new in George Bernard Shaw’s Musical Universe?

In Albums, Audio, Features, London theatre, Opinion, Quotes by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

You’d think that there is no more to be said about George Bernard Shaw. You’d be wrong. As Professor Christopher Innes and mezzo-soprano Brigitte Bogar say in the informative booklet for their recently released CD of Shaw’s Musical Universe, the songs composed by GBS and his opera-singer mother Lucinda Carr-Shaw “are almost completely unknown”.

MAN AND SUPERMAN Lyttelton, SE1

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

BRAVADO, BRIGANDS, FABIANS, LIFE-FORCES….. It is a truth universally acknowledged that George Bernard Shaw was a bit of a windbag. At no point did the words “Less is more”, or “Show don’t tell” impinge on his exuberant, contrarian torrents of … Continue reading →

My theatre diary: Plays to make you think – Widowers’ Houses, Visitors, Hope and Sirens

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

If your brain has started to turn to mush after too much turkey and mash, get yourself along to one of these four plays quick. I can personally recommend each for provoking serious thought, discussion and reflection on urgent issues including local government, austerity, dementia, discrimination, feminism, urban housing and corruption, to name a few. […]

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Review: Overruled (The Old Red Lion Islington)

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“Oh, that Bernadette Shaw!” shrieks Simon Russell-Beale’s drag queen character in Privates on Parade, “What a chatterbox! Nags away from arsehole to breakfast-time but never sees what’s staring her in the face.” If you’re also in the camp that thinks George Bernard Shaw was endlessly verbose, you’re in for a treat at Wilmington Theatre’s neatly […]

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Review: Overruled (The Old Red Lion Islington)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

“Oh, that Bernadette Shaw!” shrieks Simon Russell-Beale’s drag queen character in Privates on Parade, “What a chatterbox! Nags away from arsehole to breakfast-time but never sees what’s staring her in the face.” If you’re also in the camp that thinks George Bernard Shaw was endlessly verbose, you’re in for a treat at Wilmington Theatre’s neatly […]

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