Review: The Midnight Bell at York Theatre Royal

It is a real treat to see Matthew Bourne’s latest production of contemporary dance and I anticipated it with excitement.  Described as ‘intoxicated tales from darkest Soho’ and inspired by the novels of Patrick Hamilton it is a multi-layered glimpse of London’s underworld of the 1930s, set in a public house named The Midnight Bell.

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Review: A Little Night Music at Leeds Playhouse

Stephen Sondheim is a particular favourite of mine. I love his witty lyrics (as in A West Side Story) and off beat harmonies. I am in awe of his ability to blend voices and lyrics to create one song. When I heard that Opera North were mounting a production of A Little Night Music it felt like a match made in heaven and so it proved to be. Continue reading “Review: A Little Night Music at Leeds Playhouse”