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Adult only panto

Rubbed! Aladdin’s Lamp just got camp

“We’ve been hard at work at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT), like demented elves in a stolen goods Christmas grotto creating a new adult-only panto for 2018 and this years twisted offering is… Rubbed! Aladdins Lamp just got camp.” Catia Ciarico, Programme Manager and Producer for RVT writes.

Posted 07:55 Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 In: Performance Tags: , , ,
Clowns in a cardboard box

Send in the clowns

Clowns have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, but Hastings Storytelling Festival redresses the balance with a riotous two-man show, Coulrophobia – aka ‘fear of clowns’ – at St Mary in the Castle. Naomi Robinson writes.

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band
Photograph by Sin Bozkurt

Swinging ukeleles

Tricity Vogue presents her own blend of slink and sass – the music she likes to call “cheeky jazz”. Think Peggy Lee after a few too many cocktails!  Tricity Vogue’s own All Girl Swing Band joins her at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings on Friday 11 December. Tricity is an acclaimed cabaret performer in her own right and created her successful and modern swing band  with bags of musical talent and irrepressible charm, while adapting many modern classics to the ‘swing’ genre, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Four composers at the 2013 International Composers Festival l to R: Polo Piatti, Kenneth Roberts, Robert Draper and Peter Byrom-Smith

C’mon Hastings! Support the Campaign for Real Music!

Robert Draper, a participant composer in the upcoming International Composers’ Festival, has strong views as to how classical music should be – and they’re not in accord with the thinking of modern academia. Music, he believes, has greater worth when borne of  instinct; when a product of the soul. HOT’s Chris Cormack interviews him on his ideas and the music. Come to the International Composers’ Festival and find out more.

Part of "Luilekkerland" (The Land of Cockaigne), 1567 - Pieter Bruegel  the Elder's

The Phil celebrates spring early

Hastings Philharmonic Choir mounts a spring celebration to rival Jack-in-the-Green on 11 April at St Mary in the Castle. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana rivalled Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in its mixture of the sacred and the profane, the breaking loose from the shackles of strict medieval mores and the youthful vigour of a spring rejuvenation. Chris Cormack examines the kind of people who wrote the poetry that inspired Carl Orff towards his life’s musical masterpiece, the ‘scenic cantata’ that is Carmina Burana.

2012 winner Eugenio Catone of Italy plays Schubert's Sonata D664 at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, November 2012. In the background is a painting by Gillian Ayres. Photo © Alexander Brattell.

Virtuoso

At the end of the week PhotoHastings presents an exhibition of photographs taken by John Cole and Alexander Brattell to celebrate the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2013-2014. Chris Cormack uses the occasion to consider the impact of this competition.

Barefoot Opera previews Carmen at St Leonards Festival Opera Garden Party July 2014     Photos by Runa Park www.runaland.com

The barefoot gypsy in me

There’s something dark and savage in our blood which will out! Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour, with its strong production values and demanding, genuinely educational rehearsal structure, will tour a nine-singer Carmen this year.  In keeping with its style, the singers learn to be both soloists and ensemble players, and are accompanied by a gypsy band of keyboard, accordion, clarinet and double-bass, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

title role Rinaldo - set and costumes by Faye Bradley

Reconnect with your Inner Child…

Opera director Jenny Miller invites you to ‘reconnect with your Inner Child’ and enjoy a remarkable Handel opera next Saturday, 19 July, at St Mary in the Castle, as part of the Longborough Opera tour. HOT’s Chris Cormack talks to Jenny about the staging of Handel’s Rinaldo.

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