For the first time the National Portrait Gallery opens a display space of prints made from portraits from its collections - which visitors can buy! Sir Michael Gambon, Robert Powell, Antony Andrews, Steven Berkoff and Tim Piggott-Smith launched the new Print Sales Gallery today. They were part of a group of leading figures from the British stage who recreated the Last Supper … [Read more...] about Robert Powell returns as Jesus in London’s National Portrait Gallery
Well the critics loved much, if not all, of the Bridge Project's much anticipated swan song production of Richard III with Kevin Spacey. The production is now at London's Old Vic theatre before going on tour, finishing with two months at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from January 10, 2012. Spacey's performance above all wowed everyone: There have, it's true, been more creepily … [Read more...] about Critics round-up: Richard III with Kevin Spacey
Cameron Mackintosh hasn't lost his magic touch, and after 10 years without a new musical he's come up with Betty Blue Eyes which has delighted the critics. It's a musical about a pig, the animal kind, continuing Mackintosh's love of putting singing and dancing animals on stage: there was his first mega-hit, Cats, and then Moby Dick which sunk out of sight immediately, but was … [Read more...] about Critics round-up: Betty Blue Eyes – A pig takes over the West End as Cameron Mackintosh brings home the bacon
In a week's time, preview performances start for the new Cameron Mackintosh musical Betty Blue Eyes. Adapted from Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray’s film “A Private Function”, the story centres around Betty, a pig who is being illegally reared to ensure that the local dignitaries can celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while everyone else makes do … [Read more...] about Betty Blue Eyes goes into previews in a week’s time – a very British musical!
The Stage's Mark Shelton looks on a year that has devided, as all years, critical opinion. Birdsong, Love Never Dies, panto and the already legendary Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. In A Chorus Line, one character sings, “Goodbye twelve, goodbye thirteen, hello love.” It’s time, meanwhile, for us to bid goodbye to 10, and say hello to 11. Critics invariably end the year with a … [Read more...] about Goodbye 10…..