Category Archives: Music

HENRY V ♥♥♥

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL. An ingenious setting gives this touring production its edge. For Antic Disposition – a company which tours its Shakespearean productions in south west France each year ­– Henry V was always going to be sticky, dealing as it … Continue reading

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SINATRA, THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC ♥♥♥

THE LONDON PALLADIUM Frank Sinatra takes centre stage once again in this celebration of his life and musical legacy In the centenary of his birth, Frank Sinatra is back in London. His daughter Nancy was at the opening of this … Continue reading

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DIE ENTFUHRUNG by Mozart ♥♥♥♥

ASYLUM CHAPEL, PECKHAM Mozart’s lighthearted story of captive maidens and bold rescue bids is given the Popup Opera treatment in this highly entertaining production. If you think opera is posh, grandiose or just plain dull, seeing a show from Popup … Continue reading

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MADAM BUTTERFLY, ROYAL ALBERT HALL ♥♥♥♥

This magnificent staging of Puccini’s passionate opera of love and betrayal returns for a sixth season. In a packed Royal Albert Hall, with a rapturous audience, it’s difficult to imagine that the first performance of Madam Butterfly back in 1904 … Continue reading

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JOANNA MACGREGOR ♥♥♥♥♥

CONCERTS BY CANDLELIGHT, WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE. Joanna MacGregor, pianist and all-round superstar, takes us on a cross-border journey charting the musical developments that have shaped an extraordinary career. With its intimate setting and soft candlelight, the Playhouse is a new venue … Continue reading

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THE CHANGELING by Middleton & Rowley ♥♥♥♥

Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe With its brutal murders, and a heartless but irresistible heroine, The Changeling is a shocking account of lust in action. Whatever our concerns today about the insidious rise of 24-hour surveillance,  the 17th century was … Continue reading

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503 FUSIONS ♥♥♥

Spoken word, drama, poetry and music combine to bring London to life in these four very different stories from the city. Spoken word is an intensely personal and immediate way to communicate with an audience, and all the artists at … Continue reading

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