Tag Archives: King’s Head

Way Out West: Outlying Islands at the King’s Head

Sunday 20th January 2018, matinée Having seen two plays by David Grieg, the chilling Letter of Last Resort put on as part of an excellent season of plays about nuclear weapons, and The Kid, a disturbing exploration of drone warfare, we … Continue reading

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Far From Eden: East at the King’s Head Theatre

Sunday 14th January 2018, matinée We were astonished to find that it’s been over 20 years since we last saw a Steven Berkoff play.    We hope it’s not another 20, but just in case we did jump at the … Continue reading

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Butterfly jars: Madame Butterfly at the Kings Head Theatre

Saturday 11th February 2017 We’ve become regular punters at the King’s Head, home of the intimate opera, with recent highlights being a game-show version of Cosi Fan Tutte, and a cleverly updated La Boheme.  We were keen to see their latest … Continue reading

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Puccini at the Pub: La Boheme returns to the Kings Head Theatre

Saturday 3rd September 2016 It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than five years since we first saw La Boheme at the Soho Theatre.  Little did we know that we were witnessing a phenomenon that would go from strength … Continue reading

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Ich Liebe Dich (Nicht!): Cosi Fan Tutte at the King’s Head

Saturday 5th March 2016, matinée As non-opera buffs, we’ve been amused to read about the way that serious opera commentators have tied themselves up in knots in the past over what seems to be the ‘Cosi’ paradox – how could … Continue reading

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Flower Power: La Traviata up close at the King’s Head

Sunday 17th November 2013, matinée What is it about Alexandre Dumas’ novel ‘La Dame Aux Camelias’ that holds such fascination more than a century after it was written?  The number of adaptations in theatre, film and dance are testament to … Continue reading

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That name rings a bell: Lionel Bart’s Quasimodo at the King’s Head

Sunday 24th March 2013, matinée Like its protagonist, Quasimodo is a quasi Lionel Bart musical, not quite finished, dark and violent in places, but with a kind heart.  Bizarrely, director Robert Chevera went to the Bart estate to ask about another … Continue reading

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Don’t get ripped off: the rageoffstage guide to real value for money at the theatre

We have already read with interest about the phenomenon of premium pricing and other theatre rip-offs and shared some of our experiences.   What is the common theme here?  Producers will charge what they think they can get.  Our motto is … Continue reading

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A Tornado in Covent Garden? OperaUpClose transforms Madame Butterfly at the Kings Head

What is the Butterfly Effect? It is postulated that a small change at one place in a complex system can have a large change at another, ie, when a butterfly beats its wings in Brazil, it can cause a tornado … Continue reading

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We loved opera invigorated by pub theatre setting!

La Boehme – Soho Theatre – ‘OperaUpClose’ – 16th January 2011 What is OperaUpClose? According to the King’s Head website “OperaUpClose is dedicated to presenting new, difficult and classic operas in intimate spaces with world-class trained singers and directors, bringing … Continue reading

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