First two shows booked for 2017!

I’ve booked for my first two shows in 2017!


As soon as Luke Treadaway was announced to be in the cast of “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, I booked immediately! He didn’t do theatre since 2013, when he was in “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” at the Apollo Theatre, and I’m so happy he’s back “in town”!

I never saw the movie with Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis or the play on stage, so I’m looking forward to it even more. The cast of four actors is an extra bonus: Imelda Staunton (Martha), Conleth Hill (George), Imogen Poots (Honey) and Luke Treadaway (Nick). James Macdonald directs this new production of the play written by Edward Albee. I’m also curious to see Imelda Staunton on stage. I heard she’s very good!

Here the storyline: “In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

It sounds promising, I expect sparks between the four characters.

I saw Luke in the movie “A Street Cat Named Bob” with a friend on November 12, 2016, she liked his performance so much that she decided to come with me in London to see him live! We booked for the 10th of May 2017 matinee. And it’s our first holiday in London together, it will be fun! She’s a lover of the city like me!


Some useful links:

information and tickets

official Twitter account @WhosAfraidLDN

1966 movie


The second ticket I booked for is a ballet. I’m following Ballet Boyz Twitter account for some time, because I love Ballet and their all-male company immediately got my attention. I recorded their ballet on WWI “Young Men“, too, when it was aired on BBC Two on November, 12.

I get the programme of the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna every year and I was so excited to see their ballet “Life” was on the 2016-2017 season’s programme!

Life. takes an elegant, powerful and often humorous look at life and death.

I got friends involved, again. I booked for me, a friend and her 14 years old daughter, who’s taking part to a dance class! We got some good seats on Saturday 18 March night. I really hope they will like the show!


Some useful links:

Life on Ballet Boyz official site

Ballet Boyz Twitter account @Balletboyz

Young Men on BBC iPlayer

2016 isn’t finished, yet, so my list can still increase! 😉

Ben Daniels has told in two occasions on Twitter that he could be back on stage in 2017, if a project goes on! I’m impatient to know what it could be!

I have hope that some others actors I loved to see on stage will be back to theatre, too.

So, what do you think of my choices?

Goodbye Jonathan Ollivier, 1977 – 2015!

Jonathan Ollivier 1977 - 2015

(sorry, I will post credits for this picture a.s.a.p.)

The news on Sunday evening was far too sad, one of those news you wouldn’t never read! The dancer Jonathan Ollivier 1977 – 2015 died in the morning after a motorcycle accident.

I feel so sorry for him and his family and colleagues! I read he was a father, too! Destiny can be so unfair and yet he had an amazing life and will stay young forever!

I had the privilege to see him performing as Luca in “The Car Man” about one month ago, Sunday 5 July at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, and I want to remember him smiling to people who asked for his autograph at the stage door after the show. I was watching from far all those wonderful dancers of the cast coming out of the theatre, unable to introduce myself and now I regret it!

That Sunday he had yet to make his last performance of “The Car Man” for Sadlers Wells in London.

The Car Man poster TheCarMan

Here some articles from colleagues and magazines, remembering him.

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures post

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures tribute

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures pictures on their Facebook page

Chriss Mann photographer 10 August

The Guardian article

Etta Murfitt tweet

Tom Clark tweet

Ashley Shaw tweet

Dominic North tweet

Layton Williams tweet

Ravenna Festival tweet


Update 18/8: a very moving one on 15/8 “In honour of a consummate artist” by Paul Valley


The Donmar Warehouse is well organized indeed! Yesterday morning I got my paper ticket for “Teddy Ferrara” by mail, October 24 should come so fast!

Teddy Ferrara ticket

I also appreciate theatres that manage e-tickets. I’ve booked for “The Car Man” by Matthew Bourne at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for “Ravenna Festival 2015” for Sunday 5 July matinee and I immediately got it by email.

The Car Man ticket

This is going to be another great year seeing theatre!