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Theatre Anne Boleyn is endlessly fascinating - was she a sexy minx, political manipulator, religious reformer or all of these? The facts of her life - her French upbringing, beguiling of Henry VIII and fall from power when she failed to produce a son - are well known, but little is certain about her character or even her appearance.
Theatre Will Adamsdale’s trick is to make his pieces look home-made and rather makeshift, when actually they are anything but.
Student Showcase In an inordinately large graduating year of 54 musical theatre students it is rewarding to see that GSA does not cut any corners on quality.
Opera Glyndebourne opens the summer festival season with a new production of the elegant Strauss/Hofmannsthal conceit in which preparations for a new opera seria by a young composer are rudely interrupted by the announcement that it will be played simultaneously with the frivolous entertainment provided by a commedia dell’arte troupe.
Opera The original plan was for the Royal Opera to share Luis Pasqual’s production of Rossini’s opera based on Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake, but when that staging opened in Paris in 2010 it bombed; so the decision was taken to present instead a new one by John Fulljames, who had recently been appointed the company’s associate director of opera.
Light Entertainment Sequence 8 is les 7 doigts’, or the 7 Fingers’ eighth creation and rather neatly has a cast of eight.