Friday, 18 April 2008

Coming Soon In London

There is plenty to keep London visitors busy at this time of year. The weather may not be great and the economy may be in decline but the Arts continue to flourish in London.

Opening next week at the Coliseum is a new English National Opera production of The Merry Widow. The cast includes ENO regulars Amanda Roocroft and John Graham-Hall and Britain’s “favourite” tenor, Alfie Boe. With just 12 performances starting on Saturday 26th April, this is sure to be one of the hottest shows of 2008.

If you are coming to London in May, you might be interested to know that the legendary Liza Minnelli will be appearing in concert at the Coliseum from May 25th-27th. I understand there are some tickets still available but expect to dig deep as this rare opportunity to see Liza does not come cheap!

If Latin music is more your thing then you’ll be pleased to hear that the Buena Vista Social Club return to the Hammersmith Apollo on May 3rd and 4th. The surviving members of the band will bring some Cuban magic to the city for two nights only so don’t miss your chance to see these celebrated musicians live in London.

Visiting opera houses and big concert venues doesn’t quite fit into my London budget but if I do make it to any of these events I will, of course, report back!

I am having another day of London Pass sightseeing this week so expect some more tourist tips and hopefully some Ding Dongs if I discover anything extra special. In the meantime, have a great weekend.

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