Spotlight on Spotlight Festival

Spotlight on Spotlight Festival

SPOTLIGHT Festival returned to Seven Dials, Covent Garden for a free music and entertainment festival on Saturday 19th August. Crowds of people collected around the iconic seven dials monument to watch open-air performances from the Five Guys Named Mo musical and 2017 Glastonbury performers, Old Dirty Brasstards. There were pop-up...

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Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

At the curtain call on the opening and press night of Apologia, there was a standing ovation, mainly for the American actress Stockard Channing. This was surprising, as although it was a fine performance within a run-of-the-mill play about family values, resentments and regrets, it was not a great one. She famously played...

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The Kid Stays in the Picture at the Royal Court

The Kid Stays in the Picture at the Royal Court

The Kid Stays in the Picture7 Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Until 8 April 2017 Box Office 020 7565 5000 The title is from Daryl F Zanuck’s order he bawled through his loud-speaker at the cast of the 1957 movie version of The Sun Also Rises, all of whom, including Tyrone...

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All My Sons at the Rose Theatre

All My Sons at the Rose Theatre

By Marian Maitland Visiting the Rose Theatre is an enjoyable experience. It opened in 2008 and is based on the design of  the Rose Theatre in London that staged the plays of Christopher Marlowe and early works of Shakespeare. It has a shallow thrust stage, but it is more comfortable...

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Harrogate at the Royal Court Theatre

Harrogate at the Royal Court Theatre

Al Smith’s complex and poetic play has just had its London premier at the Royal Court, writes Jeanne Griffiths Not withstanding the many versions of ‘Oedipus’ and ‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore’, dramatists tend to steer clear of one of the last taboos of theatre – incest. Al Smith...

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Murder, Mystery and a Party: Rambert’s Season at The Sadler’s Wells

  Rambert, Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company, has a rightful place on the world stage.  Now in its 90th year, the 20 dancers perform across the UK and internationally with a sense of being and confidence that is very refreshing. Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, has a group of dancers at...

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The Argument: Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Argument Hampstead Theatre Downstairs Until 2 April hampsteadtheatre.com William Boyd has written some very classy novels, which, like any work of fiction, employ a number of disciplines, such as narrative structure, plot, characterisation, pace, descriptive prose and dialogue. Writing a play from a standing start must involve some of...

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Stars to judge tri-borough battle of the bands

Renowned celebrity musician, singer songwriter and photographer Bryan Adams and Welsh musician, author and broadcaster Cerys Matthews shall be joining the judging panel for the Tri-borough Music Hub’s Battle of the Bands event on Tuesday 17 November at Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush. Organised and run by the Tri-Borough Music Hub*...

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17 year Old Chelsea Resident raises £2,000 for Anna Freud Centre

On Sunday 13 September 2015 at  Chelsea Theatre, King’s Road, London, 17 year old Christina Carrafiell debuted her play, Fragile Life.   The play written by Carrafiell was a 50 minute piece exploring the duality between ‘what could have been’ and ‘what has transpired’.   The play explored  the journey...

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Romeo & Juliet

The stage was set for the 468th performance of Romeo & Juliet by The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House.  It was very fitting that in the 50th Anniversary Year since Sir Kenneth MacMillan created his first full-length work for The Royal Ballet, this now timeless Classic opened the...

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