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The booing debate

I don’t often go to first nights at the ROH and this may be why I haven’t experienced booing as vigorous and unpleasant as I did at the opening night of… 850 more words

Royal Opera House

ROH William Tell

The nice thing about a blog is that I can write as many posts as I like and I’m going to try to divorce what I suspect will be the main feature of most reviews – the booing – from the performance of the  1,262 more words

Performances I've Seen

Hey chaps, here’s a rape: when is art not art?

The latest production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (William Tell) at the Royal Opera House met with boos as a scene involving a female character getting sexually attacked unfolded. 794 more words


Myths,legends and folklore from Switzerland #MythicalMondays

To begin my #MythicalMondays series, I decided on starting off with Switzerland. The idea for this post had come to me for the first time last year, during the Fasnacht, as I started asking my friends what the Basilisk was. 1,398 more words


Hi ho Silver, away! And please take The Lone Ranger with you...

Peculiar…and then some – that’s how I would describe Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger (2013). This is one remake starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer which tends to lose you in places and surprise you in others, but on the whole it leaves you with one big question mark. 201 more words

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