Friday, April 20, 2012

I love you, NT Live... but Live Opera Even More

Just as CBC episodes of Coronation Street are catching up to the UK schedule, we have Becky still on the street, but about to depart... and the actress Katherine Kelly did just that earlier in the year, to star in the National Theatre's production of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. So much fun, as was their Comedy of Errors, with Lenny Henry in a modern London setting of the play. They're doing some encores this summer and I think I shall have to see Frankenstein again.

Speaking of which, there is still time to catch the COC's Tales of Hoffmann, in its eerie, Gothic-Romantic setting in which, for example, the doll Olympia is actually a sort of Frankenstein creature herself. Great stuff, and lots of unforgettable choons.

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