The Elixir of Love

When you hear the name Donizetti, you think of Italy. And when you hear of his opera entitled L’Elisir d’Amore, all sorts of romantic notions are conjured up. Barry Island, on the other hand, seems far less glamorous than you’d expect; the home of Stacey Shipman (née West), this Welsh seaside resort is the setting for […]

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Outlying Islands

Last seen in London back in 2002 at the Royal Court (following a debut at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre), David Greig’s Outlying Islands makes a return to the capital, with Atticist’s new production at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington. Directed by Jessica Lazar, it stars Jack McMillan, Tom Machell, Rose Wardlaw and Ken Drury, in a limited […]

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Off on a tangent…

Sat watching a brilliant BBC Four documentary on fandom over the weekend, not only was I transported back to my childhood and my own love of Queen, but I got to thinking about my current obsession: Sunny Afternoon. Obviously going to the show has properly introduced me to the music of The Kinks (my CD […]

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