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Jan McNulty

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  1. I know it's not theatre or dance but the Crucible in. Sheffield had audiences of around 300 for the last couple of days of the snooker world championship. Apparently they were in socially distanced groups but they weren't wearing masks. It will be interesting to see if there is a spike amongst snooker players and audience in the coming weeks. I didn't watch but apparently people were cheering and whistling.
  2. I've just had an email reminder about this: View this email in your browser BOUNCING BACK Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August - online last chance to book - limited places remaining With less than a week to go there are only limited places remaining on Bouncing Back, our exciting weekend of onlin
  3. And a link to Links! https://www.balletcoforum.com/forum/13-dance-links-reviews-news-features/
  4. Yes, up to now (and apart from that one day) Ian and I have been finding plenty to publish!
  5. I read an article that came up somewhere the other day that said New York was coming out the other side - obviously not by the sounds of it.
  6. Done (and I've amended the location in your original post too). Wish it wasn't so far away!
  7. This is quite ... scary, awesome, hilarious, manic, mad ... and it's made Saturday a very happy place to be. https://www.classicfm.com/composers/stravinsky/rite-of-spring-teletubbies/?fbclid=IwAR3K21-wAobq1MZWfrG_WY_JWroHxZeVb3Wv0k2ii30M2GDzgChDVNBONDQ
  8. I can't say, as a non-regular visitor to the ROH, that I saw many performances by Ed Watson but see him I did and 2 of those performances will be seared on my mind forever. Of course Ed Watson has been much lauded for his performance as Rudolf in Mayerling and rightly so. The performance a friend and I saw in 2013 was truly remarkable. The other performance that astounded me was his portrayal of Des Grieux in Manon. I had actually gone because Alex Campbell was performing Lescaut with Francesca Hayward as Manon. I was totally blown away by Ed Watson's performance.
  9. Bruce I can’t bring myself to like your post but I echo your thoughts.
  10. Links - Saturday 15 August, 2020 News - Edward Watson to retire as Royal Ballet principal: Chris Wiegand, Guardian News - Inquiry at a ballet school in Scotland: Ballet West: Board of Trustees release updated statement: Elle Duffy, Herald Scotland Inquiry into ballet school misconduct: Mike Wade, Times Founder suspended with immediate effect: Peter Smith, ITV News Teacher at a ballet school in Scotland quits after student claims: Graham Grant, Mail Streaming Review - Edinburgh International Festival
  11. NJH was absolutely correct in what she pointed out and I did not find the post confrontational. I'm very glad you've had a lot of DMs and you have given people the opportunity to check you alternative platform.
  12. Trouble is, I find, that price rises are never a short term measure!
  13. But rather nice to have a separate thread for valedictories for the wonderful Mr Watson. Thanks for starting it Janite.
  14. Sad news indeed. RIP https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/14/julian-bream-british-classical-guitarist-dies-aged-87
  15. I'm sorry but tickets have been rising exponentially over the last couple of years outside of London! If tickets prices rose "by a fair amount" I would be going to a lot fewer performances and I am sure others would feel the same.
  16. The official press release from Sadler's Wells: 14 August 2020 Media Update - Autumn and Christmas Show Cancellations at Sadler's Wells We are very sorry to inform you that due to the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to extend our current period of closure until January 2021. This affects all forthcoming performances across our three theatre spaces - Sadler's Wells Theatre, Lilian Baylis Studio and Peacock Theatre. This means that all shows scheduled from 11 November 2020 to 24 January 2021, including our festive
  17. I think it's been obvious that, from what we have seen, it is not financially viable for theatres to open with such a reduced auditorium capacity. I think the last time I saw someone from a theatre being interviewed on the news they said they needed 70% of capacity to have a hope of breaking even.
  18. But it is exactly the same as for Northern Ballet who explained that the dancers offered contracts have not yet been able to join the company. No promotions within Northern Ballet or Birmingham Royal Ballet so this can't be entirely unexpected.
  19. And I've just received an email from Matthew Bourne putting his Nutcracker tour back a year. The extension of the Sadler's Wells closure means that the last possible venue for BRB's Autumn tour is also not available to them so the whole tour has gone (as with Northern Ballet and ENB). This whole crisis just seems to be getting worse by the day without any light at the end of the tunnel.
  20. If I wasn't laughing I would be crying ... it's a bit like the Hokey Cokey.
  21. Links - Friday 14 August, 2020 News: Teacher at a ballet school in Scotland quits after student claims: Jeremy Watson, ITV News Streaming Feature - San Francisco Ballet’s new film Vertigo: Makeda Easter, LA Times Streaming Reviews - Edinburgh International Festival - an evening with Scottish Ballet: David Mead, Seeing Dance Kelly Apter, Scotsman Streaming Review - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Ten Soldiers: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Coppelia: Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide
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