Last week I launched a new podcast series ShenTens here, counting down my top ten favourite musicals, and today the second episode is released.
I’ve launched a brand-new weekly podcast, called ShenTen, in which I will countdown my personal top tens in different theatrical categories.
One of Broadway’s most rapturously beautiful scores, Nine the Musical is given a smartly conceived, darkly burnished boutique production by prolific Melbourne company StageArt.
If you’re a fan of musical theatre and can ignore the disconnect between subject matter and treatment, then with Titanic – The Musicalyou’re set for an enlivening evening.
Director Thom Southerland, at the helm since 2013, has created a masterpiece of modern theatre in Titanic that is packed with emotion and winning performances.
Tragic in a way that only stories of real life events can be, there is no small amount of hubris on display in this powerful touring production of Titanic the Musical.
It’s not often you see a touring production greeted with a standing ovation but as one of the many on their feet I can say it was thoroughly deserved for Titanic the Musical. Shows like this simply don’t come around often enough.
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic The Musical.
After hit London runs, Broadway musical Titanic will embark on its first-ever UK and Ireland tour in the new year, opening in the week of the fateful accident’s 106th anniversary.
Southern Light Opera returns to the King’s Theatre this week with its 120th annual show, a mammoth production of Titanic The Musical that the company hopes will get right into the soul of the tragedy.
A few thoughts on musical productions I’ve seen recently, with my on-the-night tweet thoughts further below. Promises, Promises Less than a week left to see this rarely seen Broadway musical – the first London production, in fact, since its 1969 West End premiere. I have fond memories of the Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, which […]
What happens when “Death” actually takes a holiday? Well apparently nothing, no fatalities are reported in Europe over a weekend, whilst “he” spends a weekend at leisure.
Would we be more ‘half in love with easeful Death’ if instead of some cadaver in a cowl with a scythe he came at us as a handsome young man? Can you love someone ‘more than life’? Those are the dilemmas which confront Grazia Lamberti in Thom Southerland’s ravishing production of Death Takes A Holiday.
It is rare that a musical is presented with such exquisite elegance as Thom Southerland delivers with Death Takes A Holiday, making its European premier at the Charing Cross Theatre.
The UK premiere season of 2011 Maury Yeston musical Death Takes A Holiday is as exquisitely sung as it is handsomely staged.
Producers have announced that there has been a cast change for the upcoming European premiere of the musical Death Takes A Holiday, which runs at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 16 January to 4 March 2017, with a press night, as planned, on 23 January.
Sides is Nadim Naaman’s second album and it is a pleasure to catch up with this talented young man’s vocal interpretations of some of Disney’s and the West End’s greats along with a selection of his own compositions.
Titanic’s record-breaking season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre has been extended by a week and will now finish on Saturday 13 August 2016. The regular midweek matinee on Wednesday 10 August will move to become a “Stagey Matinee” on Tuesday 9 August to give other West End performers chance to see it.
Full disclosure: I really care about the Titanic story, love maritime history, have met one of the last living survivors of the 1912 disaster, and visited exhibitions about it here and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The rediscovery of bandmaster Hartley’s violin stirred my depths. I was enraged by the dreadful eezi-pleazey James Cameron film, with its catchpenny inverted snobberies and schlocky Winslet-diCaprio rom-com; not to mention the shameful slur on First Officer Murdoch.
Now I am not going to bore you with recounting the story of the Titanic as you all know that, but in case you don’t – “spoiler alert” – they do not rewrite history of the ill-fated ship here!
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