Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the first relaxation in the rules regarding theatre performance, with the statement that open air venue productions can go ahead from Saturday 11 July 2020.
Fiona Shaw takes the lead in directing Glyndebourne’s first production of Massenet’s ravishing fairytale, and turns it somewhat on its head.
La Traviata, Verdi’s well-loved opera, has spawned various productions and inspired a number of other works, including Moulin Rouge which is set to open on Broadway in June 2019.
As part of Glyndebourne’s 2018 touring season, they are offering Behind The Curtain performances where “the essence of opera is revealed” and audiences get a look at La Traviata as it’s cleverly dissected and put together again for a condensed version of the show.
Jeremy Herrin’s production transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre, having played at the Hampstead Theatre (running until 30 June 2018). But what have critics been making of David Hare’s play?
David Hare’s critically acclaimed play The Moderate Soprano will make its West End premiere next spring at the Duke of York’s Theatre, with Olivier Award winners Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll reprising their roles.
Brand-new London theatre from the two Nicks is wonderful, but its first show is disappointing.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss three new plays beyond the West End: David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at Hampstead Theatre, Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam at Theatre 503 and Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Meera Syal’s novel Anita and Me at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
A play about the foundation of Glyndebourne Opera – “Snobs on the grass” as some cruel postwar journalist wrote? Tartan picnic rugs, Fortnums’ hampers, corporate networking? By David Hare?? Get away with you!
David Hare’s charming new play is a very English account of a very English institution – Glyndebourne. The Moderate Soprano tells the story of John Christie, an eccentric English businessman who in the 1930s decided to build an opera house next to his house and garden in Sussex, thus creating Glyndebourne. But he didn’t do it alone.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare’s fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Nick Sampson as Professor Carl Ebertand George Taylor as Rudolf Bing. Acclaimed writer David Hare returns to Hampstead following The Judas Kiss which transferred to the …