Royal Opera have advertised their Mozart-da Ponte cycle as having some connection to the Olympics year. That connection is not in any way apparent when seeing the operas, but why let that […]
Two current West End musicals hark back to Man in Chair’s heyday as a ‘dancer’. Such happy memories of performing these shows in wonderful productions at CLOC Musical Theatre. Both shows owe […]
Back from Europe, Man in Chair has time for a few more operas before heading back to Australia. ENO has opened a new production of Offenbach’s melodious creation The Tales of Hoffmann. […]
No immersive visit to West End theatre is complete without sampling the offerings at London’s National Theatre on South Bank. Productions often sell out and queuing for two hours in the cold […]
Man in Chair looks at a massive hit production bound for Australia and a gala one night only charity concert.
Ballet is so much more affordable than opera at Covent Garden so it is possible to get really great seats – provided you can get out of the virtual waiting room and […]
Now that I have your attention let me rephrase that: London Theatre is awash with farce. There are three crackers on the go at the moment, the perfect way to brighten up […]
Some of the biggest recent musicals on the West End are very family friendly, but fortunately they are loaded with in jokes, sly references as well as plenty of nostalgia to provide […]
Two favourite operas in two magnificent productions.
If Hollywood makes movies about movies, Broadway writes musicals about theatre, then it makes sense that West End shows are enamored with kings and queens.