"Evita

'Evita': Femininity, Branding, and Soft Power

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Almost a century ago, a dark and skinny girl of illegitimate birth dreamed about becoming an actress in her country's capital, Buenos Aires. Her name was María Eva Duarte (later "Eva Perón"). Not only did Eva Perón realize this childhood dream by achieving nationwide fame as a successful actress in her early youth, she also dramatically turned into a major player on the world's stage as the First Lady of Argentina.

Les Pretensions

Tom Harris | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harris

In Les Miserables, two of the main characters just... well, die. No particular reason - it's just convenient to the plot. Something unnamed and mysterious. Ordained by God, perhaps. But fatal. And all this happens in the context of abject misery (Ah! Okay, now I get the reason it's called that...).

John Williams Comes to London Thanks to RPO

Ben Falk | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Ben Falk

The RPO are a brilliant ensemble and the thought of hearing the Superman fanfare emanating from their brass section is tantalising. It's always been an annoyance to me that movie scores aren't accorded the same respect as "traditional" classical music.

How Does He Do It Over And Over Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.03.2012 | Home

Lord Lloyd Webber is a tireless workhorse. The creative force behind such musical offerings as Evita, Cats, Starlight Express and Joseph and His Am...

Hirsutes You Sir!

Posted 13.03.2012 | Home

When we first spotted Ricky Martin sporting a hairy lip last month we just assumed it was a phase he was going through but now we know it's all in...