Latest News for: London-musicals


On my radar: Courttia Newland’s cultural highlights

The Observer 17 Oct 2021
Courttia Newland was born in 1973 and raised in west London. After an early start in music, he turned to writing fiction and published his first novel, The Scholar, aged 23 ... Now I’ve seen him live, I think he’s a musical genius ... This play by Jasmine Lee-Jones at the Royal Court theatre in London was just brilliant.

Selfridges stands as London's spectacle of salesmanship

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 17 Oct 2021
Selfridge was the American who shook up the world of retail — and London's social starchiness — in 1909, with the founding of the great Oxford Street luxury store, Selfridges ... just like Lloyd Webber, today's king of the London musical ... He rolled the dice in London at a time when stores chose who would be allowed to enter.

When the music stops

Dawn 17 Oct 2021
A stranger was playing Bohemian Rhapsody, and travellers passing through London’s St Pancras took a moment to stop, enjoy the music, and at times, sing along ... And now the music flowed ... A few thousand miles east of that grand piano, the last members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music left the country this month.

A Catastrophic Brain Injury Changed My Life. How Do I Piece It Back Together?

Vogue 17 Oct 2021
A few days previously I had been flying back to NYC from London, where I was born and grew up ... Timing is everything ... But it’s not uncomplicated ... People, books, music, art, theatre, London, travel, friends, going to the pub, watching my beloved Arsenal play – these were all part of the tool kit that I relied on for diversion and distraction ... .

The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review

The Observer 17 Oct 2021
When Estella talks over the music, our patience is tested ... Whereas Beethoven, in his singular way, gives you all you need, Chaplin’s silent films are actually incomplete without music to provide emphasis and shading. Kings Place screened his The Immigrant (1917) as part of its London piano festival last weekend.

Why battles over race and sex now take centre stage at UK drama schools

The Observer 17 Oct 2021
Last month, Sarah Frankcom stepped down as the director of Lamda, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, after only 18 months, amid a flurry of contested allegations ... Madigan, who acts, writes and directs, has already performed his one-man show to acclaim in London.

Tom Morello: The Clash made me feel like I wasn't alone

Music News 16 Oct 2021
The Rage Against The Machine guitarist has opened up on the impact the punk band's iconic album 'London Calling' had on him, and helped him expand his tastes beyond heavy metal ... "And 'London Calling' was really the record where they incorporated music from around the world and every song sounded like The Clash.

Kylie Minogue looks smitten with boyfriend Paul Solomons at Versace event - as pair make ...

The Daily Mail 16 Oct 2021
Kylie Minogue looked smitten with Paul Solomons at a Frieze and Versace party in London Friday - amid claims Paul won't be moving back to her native Australia with her ... Sighting.Kylie Minogue looked smitten with Paul Solomons at a Frieze and Versace party in London Friday - amid claims Paul won't be moving back to her native Australia with her.

Bob Marley’s life story told in new musical in London’s West End

The Wire 16 Oct 2021
The songs and the life story of late Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley are coming to London’s West End in a new musical celebrating his legacy. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, which premieres at the Lyric Theatre this month, follows Marley’s rise from the Kingston ghettos to international stardom.

Keyed in to Chopin 16 Oct 2021
The record was released by Decca, a label under Universal Music Group, on Sept 23 ... The musician immersed herself in Chopin's music for 12 hours on the first day of recording the nocturnes album ... The following year, she enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with a full scholarship.

Patricia Lalor : It’s so weird telling people what to do’

Irish Independent 16 Oct 2021
Probably because of the harsh glare of the spotlight in today’s all-consuming age, there’s been a dearth of younger stars in popular music ... And only a few months ago, she sealed a deal with Atlantic Records after strong interest from London’s music HQs.

Running up that hill with the sounds of Paddy Moloney in my ears

The Irish Times 16 Oct 2021
It was down by these woods and waters where Moloney once said you can almost hear the trees playing music and whistling tunes and that is still true at any time of the year ... It wasn’t anywhere around here that the music of The Chieftains as arranged and directed by Moloney first became a sort of soundtrack to my running life.

Not real news roundup: A look at what didn't happen this week

Rapid City Journal 16 Oct 2021
Video does not show woman collapsing after COVID-19 vaccination in London ... Video shows people dropping "dead" outside a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in London after receiving a shot ... The songs and the life story of late Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley are brought to London's West End in a new musical celebrating his legacy.

The Beatles: Get Back

All About Jazz 16 Oct 2021
The Beatles. Get Back. Ethan A ... Any number of ambitious (outlandish?) concepts never came to fruition, but the seeds of that notion eventually did bear fruit in the form of that now legendary twenty-minutes or so where the Beatles rediscovered the spontaneous joy of playing music together on the rooftop of the London edifice where they were working ... .

British rock legend Tommy Steele shares personal secret about Elvis Presley, 4 decades later

Newsner 15 Oct 2021
The London native rose to fame in the mid-1950s with his band “The Steelmen” climbing high up in the charts ... “When we got New York I bought the sheet music to a load of rock ’n’ roll songs and by the time I got back to London I could play them all.” ... Rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t really a thing at this time in London.