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The Terrible Infants – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Oliver Lansley Directors: Oliver Lansley, James Seager Producer: James Seager Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh To mark their tenth year as a production company Les Enfants Terribles return to the stage with their eponymous show The Terrible Infants, ambitiously presenting a series of children's fables, some reimagined from old, using song, dance and puppetry. From an enchanting yet eerie place, the ...

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Floyd Collins – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Book: Tina Landau Music and Lyrics: Adam Guettel Director: Jonathan Butterell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In our social media age, disaster tourism has become increasingly common and now any natural or human-led disaster will lead to a vast media circus that attracts all kinds of spectators. But this is not a new phenomenon, which partially explains the latest revival of Tina ...

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Britten in Brooklyn – Wilton’s Music Hall. London

Writer: Zoe Lewis Director: Oli Rose Reviewer: Michael Gray Alan Bennett, in The Habit of Art, imagines a meeting between ageing geniuses, once friends and collaborators, W H Auden and Benjamin Britten. Truth, though, is often stranger than fiction, and Zoe Lewis's fascinating new play looks back to the war yearswhen the poet and the composer shared a frequently squalid ...

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Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Devisor, Director and Performer: Ben Duke Reviewer: Scott Matthewman John Milton's epic poem relating Lucifer's fall from Heaven and the expulsion of Adam and Eve, told by one person in a 75-minute show? The premise seems like a big ask, even before the bumbling, nervous performer loses his place as he prepares to recite his first extract. It's a feint, of ...

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NEWS: Frances Mayhew to leave Wilton’s Music Hall

London's Wilton’s Music Hall has announced that Frances Mayhew will step down as artistic director on October 6th. The East End venue has recently completed a major restoration to save it from destruction, a campaign that was spearheaded by Mayhew. “For the last 11 years saving Wilton’s has been all-consuming. A personal passion, and a professional mission. This extraordinary building ...

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Father Nandru and the Wolves – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Julian Garner Director: Julian Garner Reviewer: Harry Stern Wilton’s Music Hall is a marvellously magical space. The only remaining building of its kind in the world has a shabby chic and faded grandeur which its much heralded and very welcome restoration will secure for future generations. It’s a space which lends itself to the realisation of remarkable theatre but ...

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Beethoven Begins: Birdsong Bagatelles – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] Taking advantage of the vampire Count's night off [Mark Bruce's dance Dracula is in residence at Wilton's this month] the Kreutzer Quartet with the fifth of their programmes based around Beethoven's opus 18 set. Curated by their leader, Peter Sheppard Skærved, this sequence looked at lightness, and elegance both in surface and in structure. Two guests ...

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Dracula – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Director and choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:4] As Halloween approaches, nothing could make for a scarier or more atmospheric evening’s entertainment than this theatrical dance version of Dracula in the spook-tacular Wilton’s Music Hall. And it’s something to really sink one’s teeth into – the Mark Bruce Company gives the audience a lot more than set piece dances ...

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