Veteran director Richard Eyre, once again, manages to captivate audiences with his spectacular re-imagining of Verdi’s classic, La Traviata. Celebrating its 25th year at the Royal Opera House, this season will see 20 performances of La Traviata.Continue reading “La Traviata at the Royal Opera House”
On the 25th September, a former bus station converted into a quirky theatre venue known as The Playground Theatre in West London, hosted an unforgettable performance by Olivier nominee Gerard Logan in Wilde Without the Boy.
After a six month Covid-induced hiatus, Gerard Logan ‘wow’ed’ a socially distanced audience with his ease of deliverance of a profound soliloquy.
Wilde Without The Boy is Gareth Armstrong’s dramatisation of ‘De Profundis’, Oscar Wilde’s searing letter to his lover, written from his Reading Gaol cell.
Gerard Logan transported theater goers through a range of emotions – logging the emotional and mental journey of a heartbroken lover. The range of emotion was emphasised by Logan’s control of movement: at times, the actor sits languishly lamenting his fate; at other times, erratic movements convey a mood of angst, anguish and anger. At the best of times, Logan stands – or sits – poised, and narrates the love story of one of Britain’s greatest literary giants.
It is underscored by a beautiful, specially commissioned score by the award-winning composer, Simon Slater.
The Playground re-opened for a limited season of short runs across genres with social distancing and stringent hygiene measures in place.
Death in Venice…..as re-imagined by David McVicar.Continue reading “Death in Venice, Royal Opera House review”
Monday 4th November, Royal Opera House
Take your seats, fasten your metaphorical belts, and hold tight for this pre-Christmas extravaganza!Continue reading “The Magic Flute: McVicar’s Production Superb, Sumptuous, and Terrific Fun”
Richard Farnes will be conducting Benjamin Britten’s last opera, Death in Venice, at Royal Opera House from the 21st November to 6th December 2019.Continue reading “Richard Farnes: “I love working on Britten””