Unexpected Opera’s The Rinse Cycle

“A Ring Cycle set in a launderette? Well, I’ve seen weirder productions…”  Unexpected Opera’s approachable and slick reduction of Wagner’s epic starts on a characteristically unstuffy note, and proceeds to soften us up with disarmingly cheesy jokes, some ribald stage antics, and bags of energy. The Rinse Cycle cheerfully pokes fun at itself, as well…

Greasepaint and glamour: a new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado

The reason The Mikado can move us, despite all its apparent silliness, is that some of its humour is in fact presciently serious at heart. With a healthy dash of camp, glamour, greasepaint and sparkle, Charing Cross Theatre‘s new production of Gilbert & Sullivan‘s The Mikado makes for a rather old-fashioned evening of innocent fun: but hey, vintage is so now these…