Stratospheric soprano Claudia Boyle has just re-entered the atmosphere after resounding success as Mabel in theatre director Mike Leigh’s reimagining of The Pirates of Penzance for HD cinema screenings.
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Cinema: Listen Up Philip. Directed by Alex Ross Perry. IFI, no cert. Rating: ***. Fortune’s Wheel. Directed by Joe Lee. IFI, no cert. Rating: ****. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Directed by Mark Hartley. selected cinemas.
Theatre: One Night in Istanbul. By Nicky Allt. Gaiety Theatre. Run concluded. Rating ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.