Everybody Can! Opera: Tosca (2019)

[fourstar] Everybody Can! Opera is a mentoring platform produced by English National Opera’s (ENO) Harewood Artist Nadine Benjamin. It saw its second production at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, thrill and inspire an eager full-house of…

Kaisa Hammarlund and Zubin Varla. (Photos by Marc Brenner)

2018’s Best of Theatre Post

Happy New Year, Everyone… Okay, I’m late to the party, but as you may have noticed I’ve been making the most of my time out to get ‘adult’ shit done since November. Officially, I’m a…

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Bampton Opera: Amahl and the night visitors (2018)

[fourstar] For the festive season, pantos and Christmas carols may seem like the perfect type of performance to see right now, but why not take the opportunity to see an opera like Gian Carlo Menotti’s…

Q & A: Emma Stannard, Opera Singer

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…

Q & A: Sinéad O Neill – Opera…

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…

Semites – The Bunker (2018)

Review by Iman Boujelouah [fourstar] The Bunker auditorium fills to the actors of this two-hander, (Ben Nathan and the vibrant Lara Sawalha,) asking audience members to take off their shoes. The shoes are then placed…

Q & A: Tonderai Munyevu – Actor and…

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…

Q & A – John Holland: Composer and…

On Saturday 3 November, the wind band, the Lambeth Wind Orchestra (LWO) shall be performing a classical music concert dedicated to women's music. Its conductor, John Holland speaks to me about the inspiration behind the…