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Photos & podcast: On Benjamin Britten, WH Auden & Gypsy Rose Lee

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A New York artistic commune in the early 1940s – occupied by British exiles Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, American novelist Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter) and stripper Gypsy Rose Lee amongst many other artists – is the setting for Zoe Lewis‘ new play Britten in Brooklyn, which has just premiered at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall.

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NEWS: Off-Broadway musical Floyd Collins revived at Wilton’s Music Hall

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Wilton’s Music Hall has announced its exciting new season programme, which sees the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall welcome a diverse range of work, shining a spotlight on live music and bespoke theatre productions. In addition to the previously announced the premiere of Zoe Lewis’ Britten in Brooklyn, starring Sadie Frost in September, the schedule includes a major London revival of the 1996 Off-Broadway musical Floyd Collins. The new production, directed by Jonathan Butterell, will run at Wilton’s Music Hall 21 September to 15 October 2016.

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Review: The Great Gatsby (Wilton’s Music Hall)

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Wait for ages? Buses? With the removal of copyright protection from F Scott Fitzgerald’s epic novel, we’re about to be bombarded by a – what IS the collective noun for multiple Gatsbys – a clutch, a slew, a bootleg-full?  They’re all appropriate to this enduring story of a showman and playboy from the prohibition era, and […]

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Review: Carmen (Wilton’s Music Hall)

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At Londonist Towers, our fondness for Wilton’s – the last surviving ‘grand musical hall’ in the country – knows few bounds.  We love its raffish ‘beautiful state of disrepair’ auditorium, its varied repertoire and its super nice cheap bar. The shabby chic auditorium is so adaptable and for this week’s performances of Carmen it could […]

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