Funny girls

Funny girls

… and press releases Dangle and Sneer Funny Girl, the musical about Fanny Brice associated indelibly with Barbra Streisand, returns to the West End next year after a gap of fifty years according to a deluge of advance publicity turned into stories by show business...
Zazà, Barbican Hall

Zazà, Barbican Hall

Soap opera scrubs up well Mark Valencia Among Italian operas à la française, Zazà has fared particularly badly. Though more credible than Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur and better structured than Puccini’s La rondine, Leoncavallo’s tale is a domestic doodle with as little...
All change at The Stage

All change at The Stage

… and some harsh words on awards William Russell The Stage is even older than we are. The Circle has been going since 1913, The Stage for 135 years. Set up in 1880 has a new look. Editor Alistair Smith says they wanted to unite the paper and its website under a single...
Performing Sculpture, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Performing Sculpture, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Clare Finn Here is a show that surely has something for everyone. Calder’s creation of aerial, delicately twirling, balletic structures would change sculpture fundamentally. At a time when mass and solidity were still the main modus operandi for sculpture, then made...
Morgen und Abend, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Morgen und Abend, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

From Morning to Yawning Tom Sutcliffe John Fosse converted to Roman Catholicism in 2013 (having been a member of the Lutheran Church of Norway, which is rather like the C of E in its range of semi-Catholic varieties of Protestantism). I guess his 2001 novel Morning...