Sunday, August 18, 2019

Theatre

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

WITH excitement building for Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again! and the upcoming movie’s leading lady and gent spotted filming in Oxford, it’s perhaps not surprising the second night of Benny Andersson and...

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Review – Sally Cookson Conjures Magic Of...

The best magic is sometimes the simplest. That’s certainly true of Sally Cookson’s new adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which rejects technical trickery in favour of old-fashioned sleight of hand. Where other stage...

The Secret Theatre review: Tarantino meets the Tudors

Anders Lustgarten is a playwright who mixes energetic activism — he’s been arrested on four continents — with a knack for winding up interviewers, often with scathing comments about the efforts of fellow dramatists. Here...

Operas Of Karl Orff Retell The Tales Of The Brothers Grimm

The two one-act Operas by Carl Orff (1895–1982), globally known for his cantata Carmina Burana, retell in the form of entertainment and epic folk theatre the respective fairy tales of the Grimm brothers. Die...

Madama Butterfly/Der Rosenkavalier review – Glyndebourne openers perplex, provoke and charm

Glyndebourne’s new season opens with a pair of revivals. Annilese Miskimmon’s staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, first seen during the 2016 tour, is new to the main festival. Richard Jones’s production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier premiered in 2014....

An Unexpected Met Debut in Roméo et Juliette

The distinction of season première tonight belonged to Bartlett Sher’s production of Roméo et Juliette. Apart from his once symbolic prop, the oversize sheet, which by any other name, will have its uses – canopy,...

Southern Rep Partners With Loyola University New Orleans

Southern Repertory Theatre has established a two-year residency at Loyola University New Orleans. The theatre has relocated its office to the campus, and its mainstage productions will be produced at the school  while the...

Virginia Stage Names Tom Quaintance Producing Artistic Director

The leader will bring his skills of developing new work and community events to Virginia. Virginia Stage Company has named Tom Quaintance as producing artistic director. He will work with the board and staff over...

“This Isn’t Colour-Blind Casting”: Hamilton Makes Its Charged West End Debut

Since Hamilton debuted in New York in 2015, the hip-hop musical, which transferred to the West End in London this month, has been breaking the conventions of musical theatre with award-winning abandon. There was the subject matter:...

The First Shots Of Agatha Christie “Murder in the Orient Express” were published

On the Web, the first shots of the adaptation of the detective Agatha Christie "Murder in the Orient Express" were published. The main role, detective Hercule Poirot, in the film will play Kenneth Brana....

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