London Theatre and Concert Tour: March 14-29, 2002
Saturday, March 16, Evening.
Play: The Play What I Wrote,
by—and starring—comic duo Stan Foley and Hamish McColl,
and Toby Jones (Olivier Award for Supporting Actor) along with a celebrity
guest. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Tuesday, March 19, Evening. Concert: London Symphony Orchestra. Shastakovich, Cello Concerto No 1 (Denis Shapovalov, cello) and Symphony No 11. Mstislav Rostropovich, Conductor. A concert in the Rostropovich 75th Birthday Series. Barbican Concert Hall. (LSO Discovery Talk: 6.15-6.45pm.)
Wednesday, March 20. Day Reserved for Sightseeing.
Thursday, March 21, Evening. Play: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company. Barbican Theatre. Tim Piggott-Smith (Cassius) and Ian Hogg (Julius Caesar), with Greg Hicks, Claire Cox, John Hopkins, Tom Mannion, Colin McCormack. Directed by Edward Hall
Friday, March 22, Afternoon. Backstage Tour: National Theatre.
Friday, March 22, Evening. Play: Moliere’s Tartuffe, with Martin Cluse as Tartuffe. Directed by Lindsay Posner. The Royal National Theatre Company, at the Lyttleton Theatre, Southbank Theatre complex.
Saturday, March 23, Afternoon. Play: The Mysteries, with an ensemble cast from South Africa, musical direction by Charles Hazelwood, and choreography by Joel Mthethwa. Queens Theatre.
Saturday, March 23, Evening. Play: Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windemere’s Fan, with Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Jack Davenport, and John McCullum and Googie Withers. Directed by Peter Hall. At the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Sunday, March 24, Morning. Concert: Storioni Trio Amsterdam. Piano Trio. Beethoven: 10 Variations in G op 121a 'Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu'; Dvorák: Piano Trio in F minor op 65. Wigmore Hall.
Sunday, March 24, Evening. Concert: London Sinfonietta, Paul Zukofsky conducting. Ravel (arr. Grainger): La Vallee des Cloches; Debussy (arr. Grainger): Estampes No. 1 (Pagodes); Delius: Summer Night on the River; Jo Kondo: Hagoromo UK premiere concert performance). [‘the world's finest new-music ensemble’(The Daily Telegraph, August 2001)] Co-Event: Chelsfield Room at 6:30: The Guildhall Percussion Group: Percy Grainger’s arrangements of Gamelan pieces for orchestral percussion. Queen Elizabeth Hall. Southbank Center.
Monday, March 25. Day Reserved for sightseeing.
Tuesday, March 26, Evening: Ballet: Giselle, music by Adolphe Charles Adam. The Royal Ballet, featuring Miyako Yoshida as Giselle, and Johan Kobborg as Count Albrecht. The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Wednesday, March 27, Evening. Play: Humble Boy, by Charlotte Jones. With Felicity Kendal, Simon Russell Beale, Denis Quilley, Cathryn Bradshaw, Marcia Warren (Olivier Award Performance), William Gaunt. Directed by John Caird. (Transfer from the Cottesloe.) (Olivier Award for Set Design). Gielgud Theatre.
Thursday, March 28, Afternoon. Backstage Tour: Royal Opera House.
Thursday, March 28, Evening. Concert: BBC Orchestra. Sir Andrew Davis conducting. Mark-Anthony Turnage: Four-Horned Fandango (European premiere), Beethoven, Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor), Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Poulenc, Stabat Mater. The Barbican Concert Hall. Pre-concert talk 6pm, Barbican Hall. Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5.