Tweetingit: 4* Victor Hugo’s legendary tale is given new life by a gloriously original production in a near perfect venue. Esmerelda has never looked or sounded quite so good. A quiet sense of expectation grows whenever I walk through the gates of St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden; a wonderful setting for an evening’s entertainment;Continue reading “Review: 4**** The Hunchback of Notre Dame – St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden @Iristheatre”
Tweetingit: 4* A beautiful setting and confidently staged version of a classic Shakespeare tale. Even better the rain stayed away…hurrah! A damp early morning drizzle had thankfully given way to a bright, warm summerevening. Performers entertained a crowd on the piazza while an endless throng of tourists passed through. Open air productions are naturally aContinue reading “Review: 4**** Hamlet – St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden @Iristheatre”
The charming and rustic St. Paul’s church is at the very heart of Covent Garden. Designed in 1631 and completed in 1633, it truly is a piece of history, and is known as “the actors’ church” for good reason. It is a beautiful representation of Stuart architecture and a marvellous setting for Shakespeare.