London Theatre and Concert Tour: March 10-25, 2000
Sunday, March 12, Morning. Coffee Concert: St Petersburg Quartet, Shostakovich, String Quartet no 11 in F minor op 122; Tchaikovsky, String Quartet no 2 in F op 22.
Sunday, March 12, Afternoon. Play: Peggy for You, by Alan Slater, with Maureen Lipman. Comedy Theatre.
Monday, March 13, Evening. Concert: Songs for the Millenium. Britten, On This Island; Barber, Hermit Songs; de Falla, 7 Canciones populaires; Copland, Emily Dickinson Songs; Rakhmaninov, Songs. St John’s Smith Square.
Tuesday, March 14, Evening. Play: Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn. 1998 Critics’ Circle Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Play. With David Baron, Corinna Marlowe and William Brand. The Duchess Theatre.
Wednesday, March 15. Day Reserved for Sightseeing.
Thursday, March 16, Afternoon. Play: Summerfolk, by Maxim Gorky. Royal National Theatre. 1999 Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Awards: Trevor Nunn, Best Director (for Merchant of Venice and Summerfolk). 1999 Olivier Award nominations for Best Actor, Best Director.
Thursday, March 16, Evening. Concert: Bruckner’s 8th Symphony (1887 version, ed. Nowak), Robert Bachmann conducting. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Barbican Concert Hall.
Friday, March 17, Afternoon. Backstage Tour. Barbican Theatre.
Friday, March 17, Evening. Play: Othello, Richard McCabe as Iago, Ray Fearon and Zoe Waites as Othello and Desdemona. Michael Attenborough, director. The Royal Shakespeare Company. The Barbican Theatre.
Saturday, March 18, Evening. Play: Dublin Carol, by Conor McPherson (author of The Weir, Olivier Awards Best New Play 1998), with Brian Cox, Bronagh Gallagher and Andrew Scott. The Royal Court Theatre.
Sunday, March 19, Morning.
Concert: Hugo Wolf Quartet: Haydn, String Quartet in
B flat op 76 no 4 (Sunrise); Schubert String Quartet in A minor D804
(Rosamunde); Wolf, Italian Serenade.
Monday, March 20, Evening. Play: The Merchant of Venice, with Henry Goodman as Shylock; Trevor Nunn, director. 1999 Evening Standard Awards and 1999 Critics’ Circle Awards: Trevor Nunn for Best Director (along with Summerfolk) and Henry Goodman, Best Actor. The Olivier, Royal National Theatre.
Tuesday, March 21. Day Reserved for Sightseeing.
Wednesday, March 22, Evening. Play: Comic Potential, by Alan Ayckbourne, with Janie Dee, winner of the 1999 Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Best Actress Award. Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress and Best New Comedy, 1999. Lyric Theatre.
Thursday, March 23, Evening. Concert: Ives, The Unanswered Question; Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste. Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring. London Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly conducting. The Barbican Concert Hall.
Friday, March 24, Evening. Play: The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett. With Maggie Smith, winner of almost every award for anything. Current Olivier Award nominations for: Best Play, Best Actress.