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July 20, 2024

Acis and Galatea (Susan Elkin reviews)

Acis and Galatea   George Frideric Handel Directed by Louise Bakker City of London Sinfonia conducted by Michael Papadopoulos...
July 13, 2024

The Gondoliers (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Gondoliers WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Illyria Directed by Oliver Gray Fowlmere Village Hall, Cambs and touring  Star...
July 5, 2024

Edgar (Susan Elkin reviews)

Edgar Giacomo Puccini Directed by Ruth Knight Conducted by Naomi Woo Star rating: 2.5 No one, not even the...
June 16, 2024

The Barber of Seville (Lucas Elkin reviews)

The Barber of Seville Opera Holland Park Performance date: 13 June 2024 Star rating: 4 An unseasonably gusty, chilly...
June 12, 2024

The Sorcerer (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Sorcerer WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan Charles Court Opera Company Wiltons Music Hall  Star rating: 4 I’m...
June 9, 2024

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 09 June, Royal Festival Hall (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko, Alexander Malofeev Royal Festival Hall 09 June 2024 Alexander Malofeev is 22 but could...

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July 20, 2024

Acis and Galatea (Susan Elkin reviews)

Acis and Galatea   George Frideric Handel Directed by Louise Bakker City of London Sinfonia conducted by Michael Papadopoulos...
July 19, 2024

The Baker’s Wife (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Baker’s Wife Joseph Stein and Stephen Schwartz Directed by Gordon Greenberg Menier Chocolate Factory   Star rating: 3...
July 11, 2024

The Hundred Year Old Letter (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Hundred Year Old Letter Johnny Handscombe Bridge House Theatre, Penge Good Wolf Star rating 3 In 2021 a...
July 10, 2024

Susan’s Bookshelves: Lula Dean’s Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller

Many decades ago, when I was teaching in the English department of a small town Kent secondary school for...
July 17, 2024

Susan’s Bookshelves: Sold! by Charlie Ross with Stewart Ross

I am normally chary about agreeing to read self-published books especially if they’re by people I know, however peripherally....