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Brixton-Born Soprano Nadine Benjamin Stars in English Touring Opera’s “Marriage of Figaro”

Nadine Benjamin recently spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour about being a Brixton-born soprano and starring in one of composing genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s best-loved operas, The Marriage of Figaro. Nadine Benjamin raised on a Brixton council estate and got a job with a brokerage firm in the city on leaving school. Her music teacher told her that she had the potential to sing opera and, armed with that, she decided to give her all to realise that dream and leave the city behind. Today, hailed by Opera Now magazine as ‘one of the top ten sopranos destined...

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Brilliant line up of on stage diverse talent nominated at 2018 Olivier Awards

Aside from Hamilton being nominated 13 times, the overall nominations for this year’s Olivier awards bodes well for British Black on stage talent. Here are the nominees of interest: Best actor in a supporting role in a musical Jason Pennycooke for Hamilton at Victoria Palace theatre Cleve September for Hamilton at Victoria Palace theatre Best actress in a supporting role in a musical Sheila Atim for Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic Rachel John for Hamilton at Victoria Palace theatre Outstanding achievement in music Hamilton – composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda at Victoria Palace theatre Best entertainment and...

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See West End cast of Tina Rehearsing with icon and music legend Tina Turner

TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, officially opens at the Aldwych Theatre on 17 April 2018, with previews beginning on 21 March 2018 is now booking to 20 October 2018. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender, and race. Written by African American playwright...

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Nadia Latif Named Young Vic Genesis Fellow

Nadia Latif said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Young Vic at such an exciting time. I’m really looking forward to helping to continue the theatre’s tradition of telling a wide range of stories by different artists to an engaged and diverse audience.”

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***COMPETITION CLOSED*** Win Tickets to See Moonlight Writer’s Play ‘The Brothers Size’ @ The Young Vic

From the writer of Moonlight, the 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, ritual and reality intertwine in this darkly sparkling, brilliant play. The Brothers Size is about two African-American brothers who, after a spell in prison, reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney writer of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, The Brothers Size first showed at the Young Vic back in 2007 and received rave reviews. Theatre and opera director Bijan Sheibani directs, fresh from his successful run directing Inua Ellams’ sellout show Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre. The British Blacklist has one pair of tickets...

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