Lucia di Lammermoor (London Coliseum)

What you really need after a hard day at work is to watch a woman in a bloodstained nightie go mad in a dilapidated Scottish castle after stabbing her husband. Except you do.  When the madwoman playing the...

Carmen (Covent Garden)

Remember how Jonathan Miller took Gilbert and Sullivan by the scruff of the neck in 1986 and delivered a black-and-white jazz age Mikado that’s stayed in the Coliseum’s repertoire for thirty years?  Well,...

Review: Norma (London Coliseum)

No, not that Norma, this Norma. We’ll be reporting on Glenn Close’s return to Paramount at ENO early in April. Thirty years ago I played the gay character Sparger in Kennedy’s Children. Some nights,...