SOLT and UK Theatre held an urgent meeting of leading theatrical charities on Monday 16 March 2020 to discuss ways to provide support for members of the theatre workforce – both on and offstage – affected by the unprecedented coronavirus situation.
Preparations are well underway for the UK premiere of a double bill of two new one-act operas showcasing women in lead roles, Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Sneak a peek into the rehearsal room with Pegasus Opera Company and American composer Philip Hagemann ahead of next week’s run, for four performances only, at the Actors Church (St Paul’s) in Covent Garden. And then get booking!
Next week, Pegasus Opera Company presents the UK premiere of a double bill of two new one-act operas showcasing women in lead roles, Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Their American composer Philip Hagemann has flown in specially to conduct the production running for four performances only at the Actors Church (St Paul’s) in Covent Garden. He took a break from preparations to tell us more. Read our interview – and then get booking!
Pegasus Opera Company this month presents the UK premiere of a double bill of two new one-act operas showcasing women in lead roles. Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets – both composed and conducted by American artist Philip Hagemann – will run for four performances only from 28 February to 4 March 2018 at the Actors Church (St Paul’s) in Covent Garden. Learn more – and then get booking!
Not long left to see Iris Theatre’s latest outdoor family production, performed in the grounds of St Paul’s Church. The company’s new adaptation of Hansel & Gretel, which continues until next Sunday 3 September 2017, has been Offie-nominated for Best Production for Young People (Aged 8+) and has attracted some lovely notices.
Hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed Macbeth, Iris Theatre continues its tenth anniversary season this summer with a new family adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel, told in the company’s signature immersive style around the grounds of St Paul’s, the Actors’ Church.
I thought I knew Theatreland pretty well… not so! As I found out when I downloaded the Official London Theatre Audio Tour with Ian McKellen. Here are seven interesting titbits I learned en route around the West End with McKellen talking in my ear. There are many more fascinating facts, as well as personal anecdotes from McKellen’s years treading the boards. …