All posts by Paul Bertrand

Wednesday 7th February – ROH: TOSCA

7.15p.m. £12/£10

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal

Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers,

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Thursday 22nd February – NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

7pm £12/£10

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

★★★★  “A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted”   Sunday Times

★★★★  “A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable”   The Independent

★★★★  “Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth”   The Metro

 

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Sunday 11th March – Comedy at The Edge: Hardeep Singh Kohli

7.30pm £14

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI: ALTERNATIVE, FACT.

The Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics tours a brand new show following its critically acclaimed run performed to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick witted patter’ ★★★★ (The Skinny).

‘Something quite special… in-between the laughter are stories of genuine power’ ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby

‘Immensely Funny’ – Daily Express

‘Enigmatic, entertaining and deserving of his long, loud round of applause’ ★★★★ – The Wee Review

‘Kohli navigates the subject matter with a unique grace and style, balanced with some fabulous punchlines’ ★★★★-  Fest

‘Consistently thought-provoking’ ★★★★- Voice

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Friday 27th April – Music at The Edge: The Marley Experience

8pm £16

Presenting The Marley Experience the UK’s No1 sound , look & Vibe alike Bob Marley & The Wailers Tribute band. Performing the hits, classics & singalongs from the extensive Bob Marley & the Wailers catalog like Punky Reggae Party, One Love , Jamming, No woman No Cry, I Shot the Sheriff, Kinky Reggae & many many more.

Lionart (Lead Vocals ) has performed on stage alongside famous Reggae stars such as Stephen Marley, Dawn Penn, Errol Dunkley, David (Ram Dance) Rodigan & has been the lead vocalist in bands such as the Friendly fire band & the Roots Ambassadors as well as playing trumpet for Reggae band Natural Mystic. Lionart has enjoyed performing at UK festivals the most notable being Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, One love Festival, Reggae Garden festival & many more. He as also performed overseas in Italy, Turkey, Spain & the Netherlands & aims to bring the international message of peace & love Worldwide.

Lionart has a natural flare for all things Bob Marley & as well as being a close look alike & authentic sound alike , Lionart brings the the passion of the legendary Bob Marley to his performances.

THE BAND ( The Hailers )

The band named “ The Hailers” are a group of seasoned professionals with many of our band members appearing on stage with the likes of Pato Banton, Maxi Priest, the Skatalites, members of the Junior Marvin’s “Wailers band”& many more. Also featuring drummer ” Charlie “Aitch” Bembridge” from the famous UK Ska band ” Selecter”. All of our band members are dedicated & committed to bringing our audiences to closest thing to the original Wailers sound  paying Tribute to the Originator & undisputed King of Reggae Music…The Honorable Mr Robert Nesta Marley better known as………….

BOB MARLEY.

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Wednesday 18th July – RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

7pm £12/£10

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heart-breaking consequences.

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