The Aspern Papers, a new opera by renowned composer Philip Hagemann adapted from Henry James’ 1888 novella, will premiere this month at the Royal Academy of Music’s Susie Sainsbury Theatre, running for three performances only on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022. Time to get booking!
‘I deliberately stayed away from the novel as I knew it was written from a different perspective and I didn’t want to judge the performance.’
The new adaptation of Henry James’ Turn of the Screw will receive its world premiere at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester before embarking on a UK tour.
I’m still not sure what to make of The Dazzle – in the least comfortable fringe theatre newly created in the West End, up 76 steps and with a padlocked lift the first mystery is how Westminster Council licensed it. It starts out as quite a tender portrait of a brother caring for his autistic, introverted concert pianist twin but in Act 2 turns in to Grey Gardens without the jokes, the music or the outré ways to wear a cardigan.