Friday 28 November 2008
Imagine This is a musical which recently opened at the New London Theatre. The show is a big schmaltzy West End affair that happens to be set in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. Aside from some pretty bad reviews - writing for this paper Michael Coveney awarded it one star out of five - the setting of the musical has unsurprisingly caused some controversy. This morning on the Today programme a nice brewhahah broke out with the musical's producer Beth Trachtenberg facing off against the Evening Standard critic Norman Lebrecht.
And why are 'southern' ways of speaking spreading north?
Arts & Ents blogs
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Real-life Philomena says film is not 'anti-Catholic'
Paul Walker: Fast and Furious cast release video tribute to late star
Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen
The top gay icons (straight up!)
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- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Video: Students 'punched and dragged to the ground by their hair' as police break up demonstration
- 5 Cannabis can cause man boobs, US surgeon claims