May
7
2013

SET: The Play

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Parade Theatre, May 1 Psst. Yes, you: he boys and girls in blue. If one of the writers of this play mysteriously disappears don’t let the audience leave town. The culprit will be someone furious at the squandering of such a good premise who’s tied a dramatist to a chair to force a rewrite. Good […]

May
3
2013

At Last – The Etta James Story

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Playhouse, April 30, 2013 Vika Bull has a voice to steeple up to the heavens and rattle the gates. If not always beautiful it is often thrilling and loaded with urgency, which makes it ideal for paying tribute to that tortured queen of r’n’b, Etta James. Directed by Simon Myers and penned by John Livings […]

May
1
2013

Bombay Jayashri

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Concert Hall, April 28, 2013 One has survived countless concerts adjacent to talkers, coughers and vile mobile-phone users, but this was something new. Amid a program of almost divine Indian classical music the four-year-old next to me was being verbally coached by his mother from a beginner’s maths book! And this when the music contained […]