Gian-Carlo Menotti’s much-loved family Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, shall be performed as a semi-staged production at St John’s Smith Square by Bampton Classical Opera. Emma Stannard – winner of Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017 – will be singing the role of Amahl’s mother. Here, Emma shares with us where her love for opera came from and gives a sneak peek of what kind of things to expect in this festive production.
Hampstead Garden Opera, North London’s leading opera company, presents a new production of Domenico Cimarosa’s masterpiece of opera buffa, ‘THE SECRET MARRIAGE’. Stage Director, Sinéad O Neill shares with us what it’s like to collaborate with HGO on this new production and where her love for opera directing, all, began.
Two Gents Productions’ upcoming show The Moors, at Tara Arts from November 7, is a playful amalgamation of South African workshop theatre and Shakespearean story structure, meditating on race, immigration, and art. The writer and actor of this two-hander show, Tonderai Munyevu speaks to us about the conception of the show, collaborating with Tunji Lucas and his interests in Shakespeare fused with South African performance and culture.
Chivaree Circus’s show, CRASH is a love story with thrilling acrobatics, aerial dance and gothic balletic pieces to an electronic score. Its creative producer, Edward Gosling speaks to us about the show, which shall be showing at Clapham Common’s Winterville Festival this year, and discusses his love for the circus, the inspiration behind CRASH and why the circus genre is becoming more popular.
Tea Break Theatre’s thrilling immersive production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is now showing at the National Trust’s Sutton House this Halloween. This bold production encourages the audience to reflect on female identity and the role of women in society as Tea Break Theatre puts an exciting feminist twist on the classic novel. Here, its director Katharine Armitage discusses the challenges of putting on this production, her love for female writers and where she feels the voices of females are slowly making more strides in the theatre world.
The National Youth Theatre REP Company have revived the thought-provoking and critically acclaimed play by Evan Placey (Writers’ Guild Award winner), Consensual, for the first time. Now showing at the Soho Theatre, its associate director Anna Niland talks to us about the play and its connection to sex, consent, the #metoo movement and sex education in the UK.
Love this! 😍 twitter.com/KHSWarwick/sta…
Girls in Years 9-13 @KHSWarwick are looking forward to their trip to the English National Opera tonight to see Phelim McDermott‘s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass‘s Akhnaten, following its sell-out run in 2016 @E_N_O pic.twitter.com/3PGgwnpGP0— King's High School (@KHSWarwick) February 15, 2019
My FAVOURITE thing in the world after working my breasticles off in the show is when some absolute turnip tells me they don’t need my signature because all I was, TO MY FACE was a ‘non important backing dancer’. I’m sorry but go screw yourself Barry, you’re a prick. Retweeted by Drama llama Mary🌸🎶
I have a BIG problem. Our meet-up trip is now my trip alone to London. Yeah, I know, not really a problem, even alone it will be awesome. The thing is, I have a bunch of tickets that I would love to get rid off on very short notice, so, help me by sharing this, pretty please! 1/3 Retweeted by Drama llama Mary🌸🎶