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Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”, Live from Covent Garden: .Tuesday 22 January 2019

Published on 11th January 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
“The Queen of Spades” has a powerful, dramatic story – of a man whose excessive greed and excessive gambling destroys himself and those around him. The scene between him and an old Countess in her bedroom is one of the most gripping in all opera. Tchaikovsky’s goal was to compose operas (he composed ten) with […]

Shakespeare’s “King Richard the 2nd” on NT Live from London’s Almeida Theatre

Published on 8th January 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
“In performance it must be melodious, well orchestrated, youthful, headlong, violent and vivid”  (Sir John Gielgud) Shakespeare’s “King Richard the 2nd. Broadcast live on January 15th at 7 pm. Teresa May isn’t the first English ruler to suffer nightmares because of an “Irish Problem” – on October 2nd, 1394, King Richard the 2nd landed in […]

Simon Callow performs Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: Dec 11th, 8PM.

Published on 3rd December 2018 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
Simon Callow performs Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: Tues, December 11th @ 8PM.        I think I would travel to hear Simon Callow read the telephone Directory- I’m sure he would make it sound interesting. I’ve seen him live onstage a number of times in London and never saw him give a poor performance – […]

King Lear, NTLive Preview

Published on 19th September 2018 under Blog Topic - News, Reviews,
”Ian McKellan reigns supreme in this triumphant production”. (Evening Standard) Sir Ian McKellan, one of England’s greatest-ever actors, was born in Burnley, Lancashire in May 1939. He is, therefore, ideally qualified age-wise to play Shakespeare’s ageing king, who’s about to abdicate and thus set in train a cruel and calamitous train of events. I saw […]

Léirmheas The Predator

Published on 17th September 2018 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
Tá an tsraith ‘Predator’ ar ais le athchóiriú na clasaiceach a thosaigh i 1987. Stiúir Shane Black an scannán ficsean eolaíochta seo agus scríobh sé an script chomh maith le Fred Dekker. Is iad Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, agus Sterling K. Brown na príomhcharactair sa […]