Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, Concert Review: God is in the TV

Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, 16/11/2018 By Simon Godley The musical collaboration between Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK is a relatively new one, but it is already reaping very rich rewards. Last year the celebrated percussion soloist was invited by the experimental trio of pianist and composer Richard Harrold, 8-string electric guitarist Ant Law and … Read More

Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald.

Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald by Gill Sutherland Most people aren’t that bothered about Troilus and Cressida, a quick Google search finds it consistently ranked as one of the least rated of Shakespeare plays in popularity polls on the internet – 32nd out of 37 on the YouGov … Read More

Troilus & Cresssida review: Evening Standard

Sweeping and Confident Production of Shakespeare’s Rarely Performed Tragedy by Fiona Mountford (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) What a glorious play this is and so bewilderingly rarely performed. It’s in my top three Shakespeares (Twelfth Night and Hamlet, since you’re asking) and this sweeping and confident production from RSC boss Gregory Doran illustrates why. The drama’s all-pervasive tone of bitterness and … Read More

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star by Marion Brennan (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) So director Greg Doran’s ‘gender-neutral’ staging of Troilus and Cressida is a nice ‘up yours’ to the Elizabethans who banned women from the stage, albeit 400 years on. The biggest traditionally male roles given to women here are those of the … Read More

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Review: Broadway World UK.

BWW Review: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Louis Train Troilus and Cressida begins with a thunder of drums that knocks the programme out of your hands. The Trojan War, nearly at its end, has claimed thousands of lives; generals strategise, heroes exercise, and in the midst of it all, the Trojan prince Troilus (Gavin Fowler) has fallen for … Read More

CD REVIEW: Trio HLK with Steve Lehman and Dame Evelyn Glennie – ‘Standard Time’

CD/Album review by Adrian Pallant: London Jazz News A markedly atypical debut trio album with a disciplined and almost industrial approach to rhythm, Trio HLK’s Standard Time declares a mission to ‘deconstruct classic tunes and rework them using contemporary classical compositional techniques’. The acronym stems from the surnames of pianist/keyboardist Richard Harrold, 8-string guitarist Ant Law and drummer Richard Kass; … Read More