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Crowning glory: the Globe’s triple helping of Henrys – in pictures

The Globe theatre, London, kicks off its new season with Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V, performed back to back on 10 and 11 May. Photographer Tristram Kenton captured the rigours of rehearsal and the backstage buzz Sarah Amankwah and Helen Schlesinger in rehearsals FacebookTwitterPinterest Cast and crew warm up for […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Art & Ents,Theater | Read More »

Kes review – Real-life Billy Elliot brings Barry Hines’s novel to the stage

There’s a telling scene in Ken Loach’s 1969 film version of Barry Hines’sA Kestrel for a Knave, in which the young protagonist, bullied and humiliated during a games lesson, gazes wistfully at the girls’ dance class. The look on his face says he’d like to join in, but he can’t – he’s a boy, he’s from Barnsley, […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Theater | Read More »

Can theatre really change your life? – open thread

There’s plenty of debate about whether theatre can change the world, but what about individual lives? We’ve talked in the past about the way that seeing the right show or play at the right time means that it feels as though it’s supplying exactly what you need at that particular moment. Or as playwright Samantha […]

December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Art & Ents,Theater | Read More »

Eight weeks of opera in London

London will be the city of the Olympic Games this summer which will become an even more interesting thing with opera being heard over by the Royal Albert Hall. For eight weeks the creations of Bach, Schoenberg, Elgar and Bernstein will be broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall. The start will be done on the […]

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Read More »

Flashdance at Shaftesbury Theater

The romantic musical film Flashdance which was a milestone in the history of American cinematography and was a huge success in 1980s is coming to London at Shaftesbury Theatre until February 26th, 2011. The story of a woman who pursues her dream of being a dancer is accompanied by the exquisite song ‘What a feeling’ […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Read More »


The musical which all of us loved takes place at Cambridge theatre, London until April 30, 2011. Velma is played by Amra-Faye Wright, Amos by Julian Sims and the role of Billy Flynn, who holds the central scenes, is played by Ian Kelsey. All of them compose an outstanding performance which lives up to audience’s […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Read More »

Shrek the musical

The blockbuster animation movie “Shrek” which made audience at all ages laugh to tears is coming to London’s Theatre Royal as musical. After being a hit in Broadway and it earned 8 Tony nominations, the cast is ready to offer to the audience a unique funny, although touching, experience. Amanda Holmes is playing the role […]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Theater | Read More »

Onassis at Novello Theatre, London

Onassis’ is a rough description of the last years of the Greek wealthy ownership Aristotle Onassis (Lidsay) life directed by Nancy Meckler. Maria Callas (Francolini) and Jackie Kennedy (Leonard) were two important stops in his eventful life. In 1970’s Aristotle Onassis created a huge property, became an important businessman and boosted the Greek economy.

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Theater | Read More »