Friday, July 18, 2008

ATW NewsClips - London

The Independent

Regards to Broadway from West End directors
The last few years have seen a veritable flock of Seagulls land on the stage with varying degrees of success.

Review: The Female of the species, Vaudeville Theatre, London

The Guardian

Street Scene, Young Vic, London
A dazzlingly diverse score of ordinary yearning makes for a great evening, writes Michael Billington

Beauty and the Beast, Williamson Park, Lancaster
Alfred Hickling finds this larger than life promenade performance makes for a warm heart and sore legs

Daily Telegraph

Review: The Female of the Species
Charles Spencer reviews The Female of the Species at the Vaudeville Theatre

West & Wilton Have Family Reunion in TS Eliot Fest

Latest Gossip: Fiennes & Griffiths in Double Dose of Classics??? - Off-West End & Fringe

Review: Street Scene
There are only a few performances (until next Tuesday) of Kurt Weill’s great 1947musical melodrama at the Young Vic, but you simply must catch one of them. A sort of white Porgy and Bess set in a New York tenement over a sweltering hot twenty-four hours, the score is one of Weill’s American masterpieces, set to a 1929 play of Elmer Rice with beautiful lyrics by the Harlem poet Langston Hughes.

Why You Should See … I, Lear
I, Lear, an “anarchic character comedy” from theatre company The Black Sheep, opens at the Trafalgar Studios next week (21 July - 16 August). It features two of England’s finest actors, who attempt to condense a lifetime’s worth of roles into a single evening. And it’ll all end in tragedy. Here, one of those “twin collossuses of the stage”, Chester Blenheim, explains the inspiration behind the show…

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