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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off...

…and start all over again!

But not tonight. Tonight I’ve already restarted the “everyday blog” with a bit of a meditation on the stage managing adventure… 163 more words

All Roads Lead To Will

Two Minutes with...Jay Montgomery

“Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here.” This lyric from Stephen Sondheim’s Follies can sum up any thespian’s career- but it seems particularly apropos for Jay Montgomery. 141 more words

Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre

As the lights went down in the Savoy Theatre we were treated to Jule Styne’s swinging overture played by the wonderful live orchestra. The curtain went up to reveal a raggle-taggle bunch of child vaudeville audition acts. 445 more words


A bewildering bed of roses: King Size at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

King Size is an ultra-modern take on the German tradition of Liederabend, or the “evening of song”, mixing Schumann, Wagner and Schubert with the Jackson 5 and Stephen Sondheim. 118 more words

Royal Opera House

Our Time

Post title: “Our Time” from Merrily We Roll Along

(Spoiler alert – skip down to below the horizontal line if you don’t want to spoil the end of the show!) 1,123 more words

Mrs Lovett's pie's cooked up a storm

Gah- it’s Easter of Upper Sixth, which doesn’t just bring chocolate, but the ‘R’ word that is dared not mentioned. Yes- revision. Hours and hours of productive revision a day can only lead to one thing, productive breaks, giving me a more than reasonable excuse to go to London and see the ENO’s production of ‘Sweeney Todd’, starring the marvellous, Oxford academic and actress, Emma Thompson and Wales’ finest bass-baritone, Bryn Terfel. 553 more words

Sweeney Todd

Semi-staged Sweeney Todd

My husband loves Sondheim and Sweeney Todd in particular.  I’m more ambivalent.  I recongise the skill, the power of the piece; I just don’t like it that much.  727 more words

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