Pre-performance talk by Charlotte Valori: Puccini and Tosca

Please join me in the bar of the Fisher Theatre for a FREE pre-performance talk before the live cinema screening of Puccini’s Tosca from the Royal Opera House. I’ll be explaining a bit more about Puccini as a man who loved the best he could get – from fast cars to large cigars – and…

Seriously angry birds: Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams’ view of humanity, in terms of dead-eyed, disillusioned despair, can give even Ibsen and Thomas Hardy (neither famed for their rosy-tinted outlook) a serious run for their money. Suddenly Last Summer is a horrible story, told by terrible people, about other, even more disgusting people and the revolting things they do to others…

“I was made for destruction;” Wilde at Heart, Patrick Marley

The last time I saw a one-man show which an actor had personally researched about the life, times and trials of his lifelong hero, it was Simon Callow’s brilliantly vivid journey Inside Wagner’s Head. Callow made a powerful, emotive case for Wagner’s flawed genius, and the evening was packed with fascinating information: in fact, so…

Anglian Mist, Tim Lane & Cordelia Spence

Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company first performed Anglian Mist in a site-specific, immersive performance on Orford Ness itself in June. Written by Tim Lane and Cordelia Spence, who also directs, the play’s theme is the mysterious military intelligence operations which took place on the Ness in the 1970s, although the plot’s key premise (a Death…