English theatres will finally be able to reopen their doors from next week after the Government today confirmed the next stage of its post lockdown roadmap will begin on 17 May 2021.
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.
My latest ShenTens is particularly bittersweet, as we can’t actually go to any at the moment: my favourite West End theatres.
If more resources are not put into more apprenticeships, it will be a great pity for both for the creative industries & the many young people who simply don’t get the opportunity to make the best of their talents.
Why aren’t we telling young people about the writing and writing-related careers which drive our industry?
The Royal Ballet is wrapping its summer season up with a trio of delightful works by three of the greatest choreographers: The Firebird / A Month in the Country / Symphony in C at the Royal Opera House.
Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca is a must-see and is a perfect introduction to the drama and beauty of opera.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for David McVicar’s production of Faust at the Royal Opera House.
Christof Loy directs this production of Verdi’s opera La Forza Del Destino, running at the Royal Opera House until 22 April 2019. Is it the ‘biggest event of the operatic season’? Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
This Royal Ballet season beautifully revives Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic monument in a smooth and moving way, with a number of company debuts making Romeo & Juliet feel fresh even after all these years.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s production of Così Fan Tutte.
Splendid music is the clear highlight of an unusual and indulgent staging of Tchaikovsky opera The Queen of Spades, the central concept of which wears thin very quickly.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Stefan Herheim’s production of Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades playing at the Royal Opera House until the 1 February 2019.
It is hard to begrudge the near annual presence of The Royal Opera’s workhorse production of La Traviata when it is lovingly re-staged and splendidly cast as this 2019 opening night performance.
Steve Tompkins, director of Haworth Tompkins, the architecture studio responsible for projects including many of UK theatre’s most high-profile building projects, has been named number one in The Stage 100 in association with Spektrix.
Top theatres across the UK, including nominees from London, Manchester, Nottingham, Wales and Scotland, have made the shortlist for The Stage Awards 2019.
Twisting Carmen on its head, the Royal Opera House’s revival of Barrie Kosky’s production brings modernity, a narrator, simplicity and vibrancy together to create a fresh and mostly effective production.
The Royal Opera House is currently reviving Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Verdi’s tragedy Simon Boccanegra. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s dark ballet Mayerling, now playing at the Royal Opera House.
Last week I had the most uplifting theatrical experience of the year – so far. I saw Swan Lake at Royal Opera House in the company of 2,000 primary school children.