The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

Au Revoir, Michel Legrand

On a rainy night in King’s Cross, London about eight years ago I wandered past the Shaw Theatre, a backstreet venue mostly used for corporate presentations, and saw that Michel Legrand and his orchestra were appearing there. In his eighties then, he was onstage for at least three hours and worked his way through an […]

Sold Out In London

London’s darkest months are lightened by the fact that the evenings contain the brightest sights. Last night, in the bitter chill of the West End I passed a zillion people queuing for the premiere of the new ‘Wizard Of Oz’ production, and almost every pub and theatre had crowds outside drinking and smoking (Britain being […]