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‘Uncannily accurate’: QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE – Stream Theatre (Online review)

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The fourth and final Cultural Recovery Fund funded show from production company Seabright has been, like its predecessors, filmed at Wilton’s Music Hall before a live audience and is being streamed via stream.theatre. This is Mark Farrelly’s homage to wilful eccentricity and outré lifestyle Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

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BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN – Wilton’s Music Hall

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Washed up in wartime, Britten, his friend and romantic obsession W H Auden, the tedious waif-like poet and novelist Carson McCullers, and stripper turned thriller writer Gypsy Rose Lee shared a bohemian squat in a dilapidated row house in Brooklyn Heights from where they tried to influence the US’s entry into the war with pacifist writings and socialite dinner parties.

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THE STING – Wilton’s Music Hall

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A staging of 1973 Robert Redford/Paul Newman caper The Sting with its complicated and long-forgotten plot would need the smart and snappy treatment of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to bring it to life, not this clunky, acoustically unbearable rendition which feels like an amateur production of Guys and Dolls without music or dance. At the interval, […]

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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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