Saturday February 22, 2020

Boyle books into The Last Hotel

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.

7th June, 2015
Soprano Claudia Boyle: back from outer space and heading for Edinburgh

Leigh’s depiction of G&S shenanigans in outer space may not have pleased some hardline traditionalists, but then neither did Jonathan Miller’s 1987 retake on The Mikado, which hit the headlines with a wallop and fuelled a trend that has lasted, albeit not always successfully.

In its review, the Guardian said “the real discovery here is Claudia Boyle, who brings tremendous presence to the part of Mabel, and dispatches the dizzy...

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