When talking ballet, there are certain names that should always be mentioned and noted; Sergei Diaghilev is one of these. The Russian ballet impresario created Ballet Russes, and arguably brought Russian Ballet to Western Europe with the first independent ballet company not associated with a national opera. Nowadays, many of Diaghilev’s ballets are still in the repertoire of ballet companies around the world, from well known works such as Sleeping Beauty to lesser known, short works such as … [Read more...]
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On Tuesday afternoon I went along to London’s west end and saw a musical, it was great fun and informative, but most of all it was highly enjoyable light entertainment that sent me away with a spring in my step. Then in the evening I found myself in The Theatre Royal Haymarket watching Oliver Cotton’s new play ‘Daytona’ a thought-provoking play deeply charged with human emotions, and came away asking myself these questions: 1) When would it ever be acceptable for one person to kill … [Read more...]
The Great British Musicals in Concert was a complete triumph. This glorious evening of song was performed at the lovely St James Theatre featuring the Novello Singers with West End stars Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns. Hosted by the legendary Nicholas Parsons CBE, the show beautifully took you through the best musical numbers from Gilbert and Sullivan to Andrew Lloyd Webber. I knew very little of the songs performed in the first act, however you don't need to be a musical historian to … [Read more...]
Dumbstruck is the latest production from Fine Chisel Theatre Company, a group of talented young actors and musicians. The show explores expression through communication, from illicit rock and roll played from a pirate radio station to a lonely whale’s song, travelling hundreds of miles through the sea. Their protagonist, Ted, played by Robin McLoughlin, is a scientist who finds himself on a remote island in the North Pacific logging the migratory journeys of whales, taken from government … [Read more...]
When writer and performer Danny Braverman inherited a shoebox that belonged to his great uncle Abraham ‘Ab’ Solomons, there was nothing for it but to share its contents with the world. Because inside that shoebox lay a lifetime of memories, an honest expression of love, and a witty and perceptive artistic talent. Uncle Ab had provided a chronicle of married life in London’s East End Jewish community, drawn on little brown wage slips. In Wot? No Fish!!, currently playing at the Battersea Arts … [Read more...]