Singular Sensations

 

Dearman and Ovenden

 Singular Sensations

@ Charing Cross Theatre

Sunday 25th January, 2015 @ 3pm – The very classy LOUISE DEARMAN
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Sun, 8th February, 2015 @ 3pm – JULIAN OVENDEN
who recently starred in Downton Abbey on ITV, My Night with Reg at the … [Read More]

A Conversation With Patricia Hodge

Patricia HodgeSt James Theatre

15 February 2015

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Patricia Hodge is one of Britain’s most popular and versatile actresses. Her distinguished career on stage, film and television ranges from Shakespeare to comedies and modern classics. Her most recent stage appearance was in the West End revival of Noel Coward’s Relative Values. What is perhaps less … [Read More]

Rodgers Revealed

Richard RodgersStarring Anna Francolini, Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr

Playing at the Crazy Coqs 19 January 2015

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Richard Rodgers aficionados Jason Carr and Edward Seckerson and Olivier Award winner Anna Francolini celebrate arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all. More than 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals in a … [Read More]

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownIt’s true that there is something wildly, garishly, theatrical about Pedro Almodóvar’s films – none more so than this rampant farce – but it’s equally true that their sensibility is far removed from what the English might deem farce and that their speed of delivery leaves not a millisecond to draw breath leave alone sing … [Read More]

The Grand Tour, Finborough Theatre

the-grand-tour-mainEverything about this little-known and largely forgotten show – including the title – suggests epic. Multiple locations, ambitious concept, big ideas. But like so much of Jerry Herman’s work – and the received wisdom on it is invariably so wide of the mark – The Grand Tour is a chamber piece at heart. Adapted from … [Read More]

Dame Janet Baker talks to Edward Seckerson at the London Jewish Cultural Centre

Dame Janet Baker at the Jewish Cultural CentreEvery now and again – but only very rarely – a professional engagement comes along that is so personal, so loaded with treasured associations, that it transcends all normal parameters and takes on a significance all of its own. This was such an occasion.

I first met Dame Janet two years ago on the jury … [Read More]

Daniel Boys – Singular Sensations

DAniel Boys at charing Cross

Daniel Boys @ Charing Cross

Great afternoon on Sunday chatting with and listening to lovely Daniel Boys at Charing Cross Theatre. Oh, and Rod from Avenue Q made a guest appearance!… [Read More]

Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory

AssassinsSanta Claus does make it to the Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas but his name is Sam Byck and he plans to fly a 747 into the White House and “incinerate Dick Nixon”. So not the Christmas show, not in any traditional sense, actually not in any sense, but a hymn to the disenchanted and … [Read More]

Renée Fleming ‘In Conversation’ with Edward Seckerson

Renee Fleming Humanitas Visiiting Professor OxfordRenée Fleming ‘In Conversation’ with music journalist and critic Edward Seckerson, as part of Ms Fleming’s Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies at the University of Oxford, November 2013.

Their discussion flowed from Edward’s opening question: ‘what makes now a different time to be a singer than in the past?’

Drawing on her professional experience … [Read More]

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin, Royal Festival Hall

Music lovers invariably divide into two faction over the Brahms piano concertos: those who thrill to the elemental D minor and those who prefer to bask in the more reflective charms of the sumptuous B-flat Second Concerto. I’m a D minor man myself, secretly convinced that the four-movement Second would prove a far more startling … [Read More]