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What The Mikado and public hanging have in common

 Watched much opera lately?

If the answer is a decisive NO, I wouldn’t be surprised. Opera is an entertainment – along with bull baiting, taunting the village idiot and public hanging – that has dwindled in popularity over the decades. 665 more words

Buxton Opera House

NEWS: Scottish Opera announces a vibrant new season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 venues across 41 towns over the next 12 months. 584 more words


All male Pirates

Another Pirates of Penzance. This time Sasha Regan’s all male production. This has done the rounds of the fringe venues in London and, fresh from an Australian tour, with a number of awards, is on at the Theatre Royal in Brighton for a week. 729 more words

Performances I've Seen

Mike Leigh's Pirates

To me, the most remarkable and reassuring thing about the performance of Mike Leigh’s production of Pirates of Penzance at ENO on 19th May was the reaction of the audience. 922 more words

Performances I've Seen


I have to learn this song as part of an audition next week. I’ve spent all day singing it on repeat. Please wish me the best of luck!

Dear Lupin - May 2015

Experience: 7/10

By Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer

Directed by Philip Franks

Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Date: Monday 18th May 2015

This was a sweet, humorous and occasionally moving story about the relationship between a real-life father and son. 1,450 more words


2015 tour of "Cox and Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy"

The 2015 tour of “Cox and Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy” opens next week at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Have you got your tickets yet? 7 more words