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August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Alzheimer’s admin

I don’t think it would have occurred to me until recently that being diagnosed with a serious, degenerative, ultimately terminal condition would...

August 1, 2018 Susan Elkin

Causes and cures

Last week I interviewed an exceptionally lovely theatre director. At the end of our discussion he turned the tables and began to...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 15 (Susan Elkin reviews)

When you’re old enough to remember seeing Sir Adrian Boult and Otto Klemperer live it’s really quite exciting to see a conductor...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As soon as the 2018 Proms Youth Choir sang the first vibrant note of Eriks Esenvalds’s unaccompanied setting of Longfellow’s sonnet “A...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ariadne auf Naxos (Susan Elkin reviews)

Antony McDonald, director of this production, puts a modern, mildly feminist spin on Richard Strauss’s opera-within-an-opera and it responds rather well. The...

July 25, 2018 Susan Elkin

Forgetting and Remembering

The Alzheimer’s Society logo is based on a forget-me-not and how very apt that is. It’s all too easy to shut Alzheimer’s...

July 18, 2018 Susan Elkin

73 and better looking than last week

Sometimes things go well. Good. My Loved One deserves a bit of luck occasionally. Hooking up with Ms Alzheimer’s when he was...

July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Isabeau (Susan Elkin reviews)

Investec Holland Park Isabeau is a strange, rather clunky piece and it was completely new to me. Think Spamalotmeets The Merchant of Venice with a seasoning...

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