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Lyn's Picks: 15 Mar

Lyn's Picks: 15 Mar

Lyn's Picks: 15 Mar cover photo on Stagedoor
What's caught the attention of our resident critic this week?

The Picture of Dorian Gray

From the team behind What a Carve Up! comes a new online adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novella about a young man who turns himself into a work of art, effectively the blank canvas upon which others write their desires. It is, of course, a Faustian pact that ends very badly for almost everyone involved but this production may well turn out to be wickedly good as Wilde’s themes of life and art and the dark realities and passions hiding under glittering surface realities are explored by a crack cast including Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, Russell Tovey and Stephen Fry.

The Band Plays On

Head to the Sheffield Theatres website from today to catch the latest from Chris Bush, who wrote Standing at the Sky’s Edge, which brings together a formidable cast including Anna-Jane Casey, Maimuna Memon, Jodie Prenger, and Sandra Marvin to tell stories of survival interspersed with new versions of classic songs from some of Sheffield’s most cherished bands and artists including the Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard and Jarvis Cocker. Bush is a writer who knows how to show an audience a good time so it's worth looking forward to this production, filmed at the Crucible and with direction from Robert Hastie and Anthony Lau.

Celebrating Sondheim

Available for four nights only from March 22 there is a chance to catch this Sondheim concert, first broadcast last Autumn, to coincide with the great composer’s 91st birthday. The cast is superb: Gabrielle Brooks, Daniel Evans, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell and Hannah Waddingham celebrate the genius of the man who has shaped American musical theatre for over 60 years with shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Follies and A Little Night Music.

You can find lots of streaming theatre shows - many of them available for free - in our Streamdoor guide

Cover Image from Celebrating Sondheim.

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Lyn Gardner

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