Playing for 70 years, The Mousetrap is famously the longest running play on The West End. Its ongoing popularity has made it a cultural institution, and it has become as much a part of tourists’ “must see” lists as The Tower of London.
Looking for Alibrandi is an adaptation of a popular young adult coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl, Josie trying to forge her own identity whilst straddling the cultures of her poor, traditional Italian family and the privileged, predominantly Anglo culture of her private school.
What is your story? How would you depict 'your journey' mid-way through your life? Would you take the high road, or the low road? Self-talk yourself up (the new 'selfie') or deprecate yourself into your base addiction?
The play within the play cascades into a convulsive and inexhaustible tirade of production catastrophes, miscues, prop malfunctions, wardrobe clangers, and more.
The opening night of Rinaldo showed unmistakeably that baroque opera, even so-called opera seria, can be fun.