Review: The Sound of Music

Review: The Sound of Music

By Peter May **** Maria has nothing to worry about because there were certainly no problems involved with this latest touring reincarnation of the famous musical. Staying true to the original, all of the characters remain the same but its cherry on top of the cake is with its casting choice in the name of […]

Egypt’s Sunken Treasures Revealed

Egypt’s Sunken Treasures Revealed

  A 7th-century BC statue of the Egyptian deity Osiris, ritual vessels from long-lost ancient ceremonies, votive amulets, a posthumous bust of Alexander the Great in pristine condition, animal-form gods, exquisite gold jewellery with religious symbols, monumental sculptures from two millennia ago, and a marker stele with amazingly preserved hieroglyphics detailing taxes on trade into […]

Opera Review: Norma & Così fan tutte

Opera Review: Norma & Così fan tutte

  By Peter May   Norma  was a welcome return to the London stage after some 40 years at the Royal Opera House. Its unusual  staging was a delight although it needed time to evolve.  Alfons Flores work as set designer was visually very effective if not to say striking. The role of Nora was […]

Review: Showboat: All aboard for a magnificent ride!

Review: Showboat: All aboard for a magnificent ride!

 Showboat ★★★★★★ By Peter May The mother of all musicals docks up at the West End, fresh from its transfer at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre. We are transported back in time to 1887 on the Cotton Blossom steamboat, where it glides along the sleepy Mississippi River. The huge three-tiered portion of the boat encompasses most […]

Spring Harvest continues to reach out to families

Spring Harvest continues to reach out to families

By Chris Sugden Spring Harvest 2016 at Minehead focused on Gamechangers – challenging its 4,500-5,000 people to make an impact in their world. It took place just across the Bristol channel from and within site of the Port Talbot Steelworks. Spring Harvest’s prime focus is on adults with children, from toddlers to teenagers with lots […]

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