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Showing posts from 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.

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.

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.