Review: La Traviata is grand opera at its best

Review: La Traviata is grand opera at its best

La Traviata Royal Opera House **** By Peter May The splendid staging of Richard Eyre’s 1994 La Traviata was superb on its opening night and gave the Verdi singers a wonderful platform to excel through their singing. It’s fair to say that in the first act the set was slightly overdone, albeit rather elegant, and the Royal Opera […]

Victorian Sculpture Celebrated

Victorian Sculpture Celebrated

Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain until May 25   The Victorian era was a veritable golden age for British sculpture: statues of the Queen, her statesmen from Peel to Gladstone and famous generals, were erected to popular acclaim in London and across the land, in public spaces and on buildings, endowing Britain with a unique […]

A voyeuristic pleasure not to be missed

A voyeuristic pleasure not to be missed

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Art Gallery ****  By Peter May If you have ever wondered what it would be like to imagine Andy Warhol or Damien Hirst on an episode of the TV show Britain’s biggest hoarders, then this is the one for you. This is a very interesting exhibition showcasing the broad stash […]

Theatre review: Jurassic Park

Theatre review: Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park Vault Festival *** 1/2  By Peter May   Everyone has a movie they have seen countless times before and this Spielberg classic is more than likely to be on the lists of many. What a trio from Superbolt theatre have done here is to re-enact the story of the Michael Crichton hit – […]

Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

By Peter May ***** I must admit, I was not overly familiar with the Grammy Award winning musician of which this new musical is based upon at first. However it is the vast back catalogue of huge hits, which makes this show as enjoyable as it is. Beautiful is a relatively new production, originally published as […]

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