Singular Sensations

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Julie Atherton – Sunday 8th November 2015 3.00pm

Julie Atherton is one of the West End’s most versatile performers, with a distinctive voice and unmatched comic timing. The Preston-born star is also a well known as a supporter of … [Read More]



As we approach the centenary of his birth, Leonard Bernstein enthusiasts Edward Seckerson and composer, arranger 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 did the world’s great concert halls.

This intimate musical evening … [Read More]

FACING THE MUSIC: A Conversation With Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge with Edward SeckersonPatricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America.

Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical “Darling of the Day” and a Laurence Olivier … [Read More]


Richard RodgersRichard 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]

A Conversation With Patricia Hodge

Edward Seckerson with Patricia HodgePatricia 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 well known is her work in musical theatre, … [Read More]

A Conversation With Renée Fleming

Renee Fleming Humanitas Visiiting Professor OxfordRenée Fleming, as part of Ms Fleming’s Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies at the University of Oxford, November 2013.

The 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 and personal insights, Ms Fleming touched on issues … [Read More]

A Conversation With Maureen Lipman


Maureen Lipman, the much-loved and extraordinarily versatile actress who made a sitcom of a commercial and whose stage work has ranged from Olivier’s National Theatre and the musicals of Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers and Hammerstein to a now classic reincarnation of Joyce Grenfell appears in conversation with Edward Seckerson.

Joyce will be there in … [Read More]

In Conversation and in Song with Sophie-Louise Dann

Sunday 9th November 2014, St James Studio

Sophie-Louise Dann is quite simply one of the most engaging and versatile musical theatre performers that the UK has ever produced. Anyone catching her recently in Forbidden Broadway will have marvelled at how her uncannily sharp take-offs of Elaine Paige, Julie Andrews and Angela Lansbury managed … [Read More]

A Conversation With Sir Antonio Pappano

Antonio PappanoMusic Director of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano, world-renowned pianist and conductor, will tell us about his extraordinary musical background and life. In discussion with well-known interviewer Edward Seckerson, he will reveal just what it takes to conduct and direct the major orchestras and opera stars of our time.

“There’s some … [Read More]

Richard Rodgers Day With Jason Carr & Friends

785146475-Anna-Francolini-wW1247300071-CharlotteWakefield24th July 2014, Ryedale Festival

An event for all lovers of Musical Theatre, Music Hall and the Popular Song.

A double-concert celebration of arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all, tim-rogersintroduced by Edward Seckerson, former chief classical music critic with the Independent, and music critic for The Times, The Guardian, … [Read More]


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