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Theatretrotting in October

1 Oct

Here’s another good mix of theatre and musical, including the tragic opera double bill of Cav and Pag which I am very excited to see having missed it couple of times in the past.

3- Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, London Coliseum

6- No Man’s Land, Duke of York’s Theatre. It’s my first outing with the West End Whingers and I am really looking forward to meeting them after following their illustrious theatre blogging career since last year.

10- Small Craft Warnings, Arcola

12- Oedipus, Olivier, National Theatre

18- Zorro the Musical, Garrick

31- Waste, Almeida

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Opera Lover

20 May

Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot.

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

So far these are the only opera productions that I have seen and enjoyed in the last 2 years since I became an opera fan. As opera tickets doesnt come easy on the pocket unlike theatre, I usually wait till it’s a production that I really wanted to see that I will be tempted to book it.

So after having been introduced to Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide recently, via the National Theatre’s revival that I only listened to when I got the soundtrack, I found out after browsing the ENO’s website this week that they are staging Candide from 23 Jun 08 – 12 Jul 08! I am really tempted to book it even if Pangloss would not be played by Simon Russell Beale who incidentally won the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. (Have you noticed that whenever I get the chance I would mention a snippet or two about SRB?) And then there is the staging of the much loved double bill of Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci from Sat 20 Sep 08 – Thu 23 Oct 08 also from the ENO.

Now tell me, what’s a girl got to do?