Sharon ‘n’ Barry do Romeo & Juliet – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Sharon ‘n’ Barry do Romeo & Juliet – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch has a long-standing and deservedly high reputation for staging imaginative and, more importantly, accessible Shakespeare, clearly spoken so that even those who have previously fought shy of seeing one of his plays can understand and enjoy it. But even Douglas Rintoul, the director, must have found this year’s offering a challenge….

Review of Brooklyn The Musical at Greenwich Theatre

Review of Brooklyn The Musical at Greenwich Theatre

The off-Broadway musical Brooklyn has taken sixteen years to reach the UK. The programme (essential reading!) tells the audience that, using the time-honoured ‘play-within-a-play’ structure, the show focuses on five homeless people who use the space under Brooklyn Bridge to stage their story about a Parisian orphan singer, who just happens to be called Brooklyn….

Shaw Goes Wilde presented by Pegasus Opera Company

Shaw Goes Wilde presented by Pegasus Opera Company

Pegasus Opera aims to provide opportunities for artistes of diverse backgrounds and to promote opera in under-served and culturally diverse communities. To this end, it provides educational programmes for thousands of young people in London and the regions. It also stages productions, this time a double bill of two short operas by the American (b…