November 11, 2013
Productions photos of ENO’s The Magic Flute at the London Coliseum.
Brimming with stunning theatricality and extraordinary imagination, the ENO presents their spectacular new staging of one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written – The Magic Flute.
Mozart’s beloved magical tale follows Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno on an adventure to rescue Princess Pamina. On their journey they meet fantastical creatures and face unexpected trials and challenges in a light-hearted but profound examination of man’s search for love and his struggle to attain wisdom and virtue.
Complicite’s artistic director Simon McBurney brings this innovative new interpretation to the London Coliseum stage – making the orchestra a visible part of the action and using breathtaking projections throughout. Conducted by Gergely Madaras (ENO Charles Mackerras Fellow), The Magic Flute features ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Tamino, American soprano Devon Guthrie as Pamina, Roland Wood as the bird-catcher Papageno and James Creswell as Sarastro.
Photos by Roy Tan
August 27, 2010
Published between1996 and 1997, Applause was a newsstand and subscription magazine devoted to UK theatre.
Edited by Clive Hirschhorn, it was published by ticket agency Applause and aimed to provide theatregoers with informed comment, interviews, features, reviews, and gossip about the plays and players making news in both London and New York. It also provided special offers and discounts on West End shows and event.
Issue 8, May 1997
OFFSTAGE – News and gossip from around the West End
THE MOUSE MUSCLES IN – Matt Wolf looks at Disney’s Broadway and West End ventures
NEW FACES – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’s Julie-Alanah Brighten
JOHN BARROWMAN – talking to Martin Stirling
ONSTAGE – Clive Hirschhorn reviews the West End’s latest offerings
ACT OF COMPLICITE – Clare Colvin talks to Simon McBurney about the work of Theatre de Complicite
APPLAUSE THEATRE CLUB – Christopher Biggins brings you more great money-saving offers on top West End shows
HAUNTED HOUSES – Linn Branson goes ghost-hunting in London’s theatres
TERRENCE MCNALLY – Patrick Pacheco on the American playwright hoping to make his mark here with Master Class
HAT TRICKS – San Francisco’s cult caper Beach Blanket Babylon hits town. Sasha de Suinn goes shopping for hats
SUMMER FARE – Michael Coveney takes a look at this year’s summer festivals
BOOK REVIEWS – Rhoda Koenig on the lives of Ibsen and Peggy Ashcroft
SPECTRUM – Opera, Dance, and TV reviews and previews by Max Loppert, Jeffery Taylor and Ronald Bergan
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Designer John Napier talks to Nick Smurthwaite
OFFSTAGE BROADWAY – Michael Riedel with news and gossip from the Big Apple
SHOWS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Roy Hattersley, MP
June 8, 2010
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Choreographer Winners
Best Theatre Choreographer
2012 Peter Darling for Matilda The Musical
2011 Leon Baugh for Sucker Punch
2010 Stephen Mear for Hello Dolly!
2009 Steven Hoggett for Black Watch
2008 Toby Sedgewick for War Horse
2007 Javier De Frutos for Cabaret
2006 Peter Darling for Billy Elliot – The Musical
2005 Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins
2004 Karen Bruce for Pacific Overtures
2003 Matthew Bourne and Company for Play Without Words
2002 Matthew Bourne for My Fair Lady
2001 Bob Fosse and Ann Reinking for Fosse
2000 Garth Fagan for The Lion King
1999 Susan Stroman for Oklahoma!
1998 Simon McBurney for The Caucasian Chalk Circle
1997 Bob Avian for Martin Guerre
1996 Dein Perry for Tap Dogs
1995 David Atkins and Dein Perry for Hot Shoe Shuffle
1994 Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas for Stomp
1993 Susan Stroman for Crazy For You
1992 Rafael Aguilar for Matador
1991 Charles Augins for Five Guys Named Moe