Category Archives: February

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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Monday 12th February to Thursday 15th February- WBS School Musical: “Sister Act”

7.30pm £10/£8

An aspiring disco diva singer. A sarcastic Mother Superior. A convent of mischevious Nuns. William Brookes School Musical Theatre Group presents to you this high energy journey of singer Deloris Van Cartier on the run from her murdering gangster boyfriend in Philadelphia. Hidden in a convent, Deloris helps the choir of nuns build a big reputation in this outrageously, comedic and unlikley pairing of lifestyles. With orginal music by Alen Menkin and Lyrics by Glen Slater, this adaptation of the film is one you should not miss. So! Spread the news, it’s time to rock the pews!

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Wednesday 14th February – RSC Live: Twelfth night

7pm £12/£10

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”. Starring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson.

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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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Wednesday 28th February – ROH: THE WINTER’S TALE

7.15pm £12/£10

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

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