If you’ve seen Moulin Rouge! The Musical and loved it, I’d advise you to read no further – this is not going to be pleasant. Pretty much as soon as the film came out in 2001, people were clamouring for a stage version so they could visit Baz Lurhmann’s fantastical Moulin Rouge club for real, […]Read More Moulin Rouge! The Musical
I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]Read More Out of 2021 – Into 2022
Happy Love Theatre Day, everyone! This year I actually feel like marking it, not because all of London’s West End theatres are now back open for business (though that is obviously excellent news), but because I’m just about working out where theatre of all kinds fits into my peri-pandemic routine – note that I’m not […]Read More Love Theatre Day 2021: Brave new world?
Continuing Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new musical, CAN-CAN!, following on from Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People. It is soundtracked by the music of Jacques Offenbach and his contemporaries, and has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to a new production of Shakespeare’s […]Read More CAN-CAN!
A theatrical new year’s resolution that I kept making was to have a night at the opera – I technically achieved that last year, when I saw Pop-Up Opera’s Hansel and Gretel at the Museum of Childhood, and I’ve since also seen the King’s Head production of La Bohème at Trafalgar Studios. However, I still […]Read More Opera Undressed: La traviata