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Glyndebourne Festival Opera Review: Káťa Kabanová and Il Turco in Italia

With social distancing regulations having to be applied during rehearsals and the opera house permitted to operate only at half-capacity, they clearly faced problems, both artistic and financial, but to judge from their opening two operas have risen magnificently to the challenge to ive the highly appreciative audience productions fully up to their..

Royal Ballet review: Latest show includes one of the most spectacular pieces ever staged

Christopher Wheeldon's glittering Within The Golden Hour opens a dynamic mixed bill. Flawlessly danced, it pays beautifully intricate homage to the glorious age of classical choreography. The entire piece is a feast for the senses. Against glowing montone backdrops in vibrant orange through to the azurest of blues, the dancers are clad in semi..

English National Ballet Reunion review: Thrilling return with a giddily glorious finale

In total contrast, Russell Maliphant's Echoes is wreathed in shadows, pierced by fractured overhead light like moonlight diffused underwater. The dancers swirl slowly like floating dervishes to hauntingly eerie arabic woodwinds and horns. The increasingly flickering lights create fleeting glimpses of movement in a stunning fusion of dance and ..

Strictly’s dance professionals gear up for Here Come The Boys show

The Here Comes The Boys show is gearing up to tour (Image: PA)"The first time we went out on the road in the summer of 2019 with the Here Come The Boys dance show, we didn't quite know what to expect," he says. On that occasion, he was accompanied by Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice. "We couldn't believe the reaction. We were sold out e..

War of the Worlds tour: Steps star Claire Richards takes to stage – tickets...

The show version of the album has been performed all around the world since 2006. However, the version fans can watch now is from 2012, when the original album was reimagined with Liam Neeson taking on Richard Harris’ role. Since then, the show was relaunched as an immersive experience, including the music from the 2012 version with Liam appearing ..

Hamilton West End: When is Hamilton back on stage in the UK? Tickets, dates...

For some fans, the closure of the show, while disappointing, did not spoil their enjoyment of the musical, as it was then released as a filmed version on Disney Plus. The film version was, in truth, a filmed performance of the stage play, but allowed those who may usually sit up in the gods to see the close-up features of the actors’ faces. This re..

Top ballet dancer groped students under pretence of sports massages, court hears

Yat-Sen Chang, who was principal dancer for English National Ballet, is said to have groomed four girls. The internationally renowned performer, 51, who “everyone was in awe of” would give them increasingly invasive massages, the jury was told. The girls, aged between 16 and 18, were “star struck” by Chang who “used his position to commit sexual of..

Frozen musical London tickets: How to get tickets as Frozen comes to the West...

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has just undergone a huge refurbishment project, which took two years to complete. The refurbishment, which has cost an approximate £60million, includes specially commissioned artwork and a historic restoration of some of the theatre’s 19th-century adornments. As well as retaining and restoring much of the period featur..

Musicals lyrics quiz: Can you guess the musical from song lyrics?

Questions1. Guess the musical from these lyrics: “Something has changed within me, something is not the same/I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game” 2. Guess the musical from these lyrics: “Wasn't it good? Wasn't he fine? Isn't it madness he can't be mine?” 3. Guess the musical from these lyrics: ..

West End theatre legends plead for Eat Out To Help Out scheme to get...

Top West End producer Kenny Wax, the man behind smash-hit musical Six, is among top industry figures urging for future shows to be underwritten by the government for the short-term, to ensure they can plug the financial gap between a socially distanced venue and the capacity needed to make it viable for the production to run. While Britain’s theatr..

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