Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Three Lions, St James Theatre



A sitcom of what happened when a royalty, a prime minister and a footballer got together to do something out of their comfort zone, with added 'distractions'. A funny evening with LOL moments. But don't expect anything profound.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Between Worlds, ENO



Definitely not your everyday opera. Tansy Davies's Between Worlds chronicled individual lives at the moment of 9/11 in New York. The music provided the momentum. The sung dialogues were apt, poignant and urgent. The bare-bone stage was creatively used to portray the events of the day. Between Worlds got across some of the intimate emotions the affected individuals experienced on the day.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, ENO



The best part of the show was Emma Thompson as Mrs Lovett - she could dance, she could sing and she delivered comedy. Bryn Terfel was a little dark as Sweeney, but somehow it suited him. The semi-staging was good - with the orchestra on stage meant one could hear so much more. Pretty good I thought.