REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

London Musical Theatre Orchestra A Christmas Carol Lyceum Theatre

A Christmas Carol London Musical Theatre Orchestra Lyceum Theatre, 11th December 2017 5 Stars Book Tickets Seeing this sprawling, grand, majestic musical entertainment again in the once splendid surroundings of Bertie Crewe’s opulently spacious rococo interior (behind Beazley’s proudly neo-classical facade), with the full resources of the LMTO massed on stage, complete with a chorus and a line up of superb soloists, all in evening dress, flanked by a brace of sparkling Christmas trees, and beneath the trademark red banners of this specialist orchestra, in this melodramatic, sentimental story of vice and redemption, it is easy to think that there is rather more of nineteenth century French grande-opera about it than the conventional trappings and concerns of Broadway showbiz.  Hearing Alan Menken’s stunning score, given lush and vivid life in Michael Starobin’s gorgeous orchestrations, it is easy to imagine oneself back in the world of Meyerbeer, Gounod and Berlioz, where … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Robert Lindsay in Prism at Hampstead Theatre

Prism Hampstead Theatre

  Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant new play Prism, based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff (An African Queen, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus). We are pleased to bring you these great first look rehearsal photos. Robert Lindsay returns to Hampstead Theatre as Jack, ‘the man who made women look beautiful’, and will be joined by Claire Skinner, Rebecca Night and Barnaby Kay. Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire.  His days of hard work – and play – on some of the most famous sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world… Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter – were … Read more

Alex Gaumond Becomes A Scoundrel This November

Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond, most recently seen in the West End productions of Matilda and Legally Blonde, is about to join the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels replacing Rufus Hound as Freddy Benson from November 11. He joins the Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay as the French Riviera’s chief conman, Lawrence Jameson, Gary Wilmot as Andre Thibault, Beaumont-Sur-Mer’s Chief of Police and Lawrence’s sidekick and partner in crime, Bonnie Langford as Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love and Katherine Kingsley as Christine Colgate, in this laugh out loud comedy about two conmen competing for the riches and the heart of a young impressionable heiress. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been running since February 2014 and has now been seen by over 200,000 patrons who have been quaffing champagne and laughing so loud that the nearby Savoy Hotel has heard them on a nightly basis. Directed and choreographed by … Read more

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