Leonie Hellmers Archive

Review: Face to Face

Review: Face to Face

It’s a brave move to adapt an Ingmar Bergman film to the stage, notwithstanding the fact that Bergman, known best for his films, produced twice as many theatre productions. There’s a lot to deal with, not least a dozen or so set …
Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov in Black Swan coda Photo: Annabel Moeller

A Night at the Ballet

What a night of rich juxtapositions. A new venue; a colonial celebration; a first rate ballet company; second rate speeches; all the glamour of opening night; the cringe-worthy embarrassment of a ranting monarchist; and an English company made up of Cuban, Brazilian, …
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Bach Eternal plays on

It’s not every evening one enjoys the extravagance of 33 magnificent voices sharing the stage with 33 musicians at the top of their form. Young, often handsome, it’s more than apparent that neither the Brandenburg Orchestra nor their Choir makes the slightest …