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Barbican - International Ibsen

26 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

This sounds interesting ...


Satan Sings Mostly Sondheim

04 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

Saw this on the Jermyn Street site yesterday. Sounds interesting - anyone seen it?



Contains no music by Stephen Sondheim and is not endorsed by
Stephen Sondheim or anyone who knows him

In the glittering history of musical theatre, there are two names that stand out, that embody the finest in musical theatre.

The first name is STEPHEN SONDHEIM, the genius composer whose work has been compared to that of Ravel and Gershwin.
The second name is SATAN, the multi-talented, award-winning singer/dancer/actor who has devoted his life to electrifying audiences.
This is the story of a struggle between two musical giants - Satan's struggle to be accepted as a serious artist, and Sondheim's struggle to avoid having his name associated with Satan.


David Lan Gets A New Part-Time Job (Staying At Young Vic Though)

13 February 2014 - 08:46 AM

Interesting .. will be a difficult commute!



One of the most respected figures in British theatre is to take on the challenge of running the planned performing arts centre that will be a key part of the redevelopment of Ground Zero in New York.
David Lan, who has won plaudits since joining the Young Vic in south London more than a decade ago, will today be named as the consulting artistic director of the Frank Gehry-designed arts complex that will be built close to One World Trade Centre.

Stephen Daldry is also involved ...


As well as Lan, Stephen Daldry has been named as one of the PAC's board of directors. He said: "David Lan runs the most interesting theatre in London and I have no doubt that PAC will benefit from his extraordinary theatrical vision, intellect and community-building skills."

so I wonder if this is the source of the rumours that Lan and Daldry were doing a joint application for the National Theatre job. Also presumably explains why Lan wasn't in the running for the National

Trevor Nunn's Future Shakespeare Plans

03 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Interesting article pointed to by Terri Paddock's twitter feed ...



Sir Trevor himself has put on 30 of the 37 Shakespeare works. “There’s only seven left and I want to do them all before I hang up my boots,” he says. “I know exactly how I would do them and because there’s only a few left I think about them from time to time. I could start rehearsing any of them tomorrow.”

Over the next two years, between the anniversary of the Bard’s birth and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, Sir Trevor plans to do Pericles and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. “I’m very keen to do a particular production of King John but what I’ve got to try and do is set up the War of the Roses sequence.”

Accident At Fuerzabruta, Roundhouse

18 January 2014 - 05:30 PM

Only minor injuries thankfully ...