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PRIVATE VIEWING       National Museum of Art         14 March 2013

A Fine Palette with a Hint of Curry


An eclectic mix of committed Times and Sunday Times readers gathered in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre of the National Museum of Wales at the start of a private viewing of the National Museum of Art. Art is all about taste and this was clearly in evidence as the host for the evening was at pains to stress that the exhibits she had chosen to illustrate her…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on April 9, 2013 at 13:37 — No Comments

Soul Sister Review

Soul Sister                         New Theatre, Cardiff    18 March 2013



Wokoma is Simply the Best

It was in 1956, at the age of 16, when Anna Mae Bullock auditioned for Ike Turner, that he realised her potential and by the 1960s Ike’s band became the Ike and Tina Turner Revue with Tina taking centre stage. Soul Sister is the story of how they came together, charting their relationship and their successes and…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on April 9, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

High Society Millennium Centre 12 March 2013

Comfort food on a plate


A musical based on a film based on a book, it’s no wonder it gets lost in translation. Add a little Cole Porter to fit into the words and you have a scenario with little adventure but plenty of comfort zones to work on. It is a musical that has essentially nothing too complicated to digest and a predictable and happy ending.

The plot largely involves Tracy Lord (Sophie Bould) and her involvement with her fiancé George Kittredge (Keiron Crook),…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on March 21, 2013 at 13:34 — No Comments

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