It’s one of those true stories you really couldn’t make up. In 1920s Kentucky, Floyd Collins, visionary cave explorer, happens across a spectacular sand cave – the sand cave of his dreams – only to become trapped on his way back to the surface. The media attention he might have hoped would turn his discovery … [Read More]
Sunday 13th November 2016 3.00pm, Charing Cross Theatre
Rebecca Caine is equally at home in musical theatre and opera and is renowned for her West End appearances as ‘Christine’ in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the original ‘Cosette’ in LES MISÉRABLES.
Most recently, Rebecca created the roles of ‘Lady Dant’/’Madame Colbert’ in FLOWERS FOR … [Read More]
Sunday 30th October 2016 2.00pm, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Dame Siân Phillips is a celebrated and much loved Welsh star of stage and screen, acclaimed for her scheming Livia in I Claudius (Best Actress BAFTA), her portrayal of Marlene Dietrich in Marlene (UK and USA) and most recently in Les Blancs at … [Read More]
Sunday 11th December 2016 3.30pm, JW3 London
As we approach the centenary of his birth, Leonard Bernstein enthusiasts Edward Seckerson and Tony Award nominated arranger, composer and musical director Jason Carr are joined by Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann to celebrate the musical superman who bestrode the Broadway stage as whole-heartedly and adeptly as he … [Read More]
Well over a decade ago Stephen Sondheim expressed some interest in turning the movie Groundhog Day into a musical. Presumably he, too, would have turned to the movie’s scriptwriter Danny Rubin for the book – it is, after all one of those iconic screenplays, as inseparable from the talents of Bill Murray as it might … [Read More]
Strictly speaking it should have been billed as “Ramin Karimloo and Broadgrass at the London Palladium” – then we might have anticipated the support act and late arrival of the West End and Broadway star known especially for having journeyed through pretty much every principal role in The Phantom of the Opera (and, of course, … [Read More]
It has taken six years – and Michael Crawford – to bring Richard Taylor and David Wood’s poetic musicalisation of L P Hartley’s The Go-Between to the West End stage; and before the tired old debate begins as to what it is (opera? musical? play with music?), before anyone goes in search of a comforting … [Read More]
Richard Rodgers aficionados Jason Carr, Edward Seckerson and Olivier Award nominee Anna Francolini celebrate arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all.
This intimate and musical evening will explore the life and music of the extraordinary Richard Rogers: the backstage stories, his demons and struggles, the very different relationships he … [Read More]
You emerge from Flowers for Mrs Harris a little richer, a little lighter, a little more hopeful. Paul Gallico’s enchanting fable is about many things – it’s about new beginnings, rebirth; it’s about aspiration; it’s about the perception of beauty which belongs to us all; and most of all it’s about kindness, pure and simple, … [Read More]
John Gay started it, Bertold Brecht politicised it, and right now Dougal Irvine has smartly contemporised it in rhyming couplets. But beggars or buskers aside there’s only one Kurt Weill score – insidiously catchy down to its last quaver – and over at the National Theatre they’ve even thrown in “Surabaya Johnny” for good measure. … [Read More]