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2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 May 2010

Claudia talks to Ramin Karimloo - who plays The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, as well as the actress and star of Jam and Jerusalem Maggie Steed. Plus she discusses the latest dance events across the UK, and the Sex and the City sequel with film critic Nick Duncalf.

Music Played

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  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

  • Image for Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee Fever

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Harvest Moon

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Danielle Hope

    Danielle Hope Over The Rainbow

    CD SINGLE, Polydor, 1

  • Image for The White Stripes

    The White Stripes My Doorbell

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson You And Your Heart

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1

  • Image for Keith West

    Keith West Excerpt From A Teenage Opera

    The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Ramin Karimloo

    Ramin Karimloo Ramin Karimloo - 'Til I Hear You Sing

    Love Never Dies, Really Useful Records, 7

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Fire With Fire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Rapture

    Sex And The City 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  • Image for Journey

    Journey Don't Stop Believing

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder From The Bottom Of My Heart

    (CD Single)

  • Show Synopsis

    Acclaimed actress Maggie Steed talks about her forthcoming role in ‘Hay Fever’ - Noel Coward’s domestic comedy of bad manners extolled by the Bright Young Things of the twenties. Hay Fever is in preview at The Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse from June 11th.

    Actor and musical theatre star, Ramin Karimloo talks about his role as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’, the sequel to the phenomenally successful Phantom of the Opera.

    Elizabeth Alker reports on the Picasso: Peace And Freedom exhibition at Tate Modern Liverpool which runs until August 30th.

    Plus film critic Nick Duncalf reviews some of the latest films releases, while Judith Mackrell tells us about what shows to look out for in the world of dance.

  • Judith Mackrell's Dance Choices: Royal Ballet Triple Bill

    To close its 2009-2010 season The Royal Ballet’s triple bill features three of the repertory’s most individually thrilling ballets - Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma”, Christopher Wheeldon’s “Tryst” and Balanchine’s 1947 “Symphony in C”.

    The Royal Ballet Triple Bill at London’s Royal Opera House is on in repertory until June 11th.

    Royal Opera House - Royal Ballet Triple Bill
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet Split Tour

    Earlier this week the Birmingham Royal Ballet embarked a tour of mid-scale venues throughout the UK. The split-tour initiative, now in its seventh year saw half the company travelling to the north and east while the remaining half travelled to the southwest of the UK. In the north and east the triple bill celebrates pieces by company Director David Bintley, Australian Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Garry Stewart and choreographer Hans van Manen, while in the southwest choreography by David Bintley, George Balanchine and John Cranko are celebrated.

    The Birmingham Royal Ballet Split Tour runs until June 5th.

    Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Pleasure’s Progress

    Director and choreographer Will Tuckett visits 18th century England in his homage to English painter William Hogarth. This production mixes dance and opera, and draws on material from some of the artist’s most celebrated work including A Rake's Progress and Marriage a la Mode.

    Pleasure’s Progress is at the Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich on June 18th and 19th.

    Jerwood Dance House
  • English National Ballet’s Swan Lake

    Derek Deane’s ‘in the round’ production of Swan Lake, which first premiered at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1997, returns for ten days next month. Russian ballerina Polina Semionova stars as a guest artist to dance with English National Ballet's rising star Vadim Muntagirov.

    Swan Lake is at London’s Royal Albert Hall from June 9th.

    English National Ballet
  • Brazil! Brazil!

    Part of Festival Brazil at London’s Southbank Centre, Brazil! Brazil! is full of live samba music, dance, contemporary and classical, acrobatic capoeira (fusion of dance and martial arts) and street football performances – a celebration of all things Brazilian.

    Brazil! Brazil! at London’s Southbank Centre opens on June 11th.

    Southbank Centre
  • Fuel: Electric Hotel

    This outdoor production brings the inner life of a hotel to life. Choreographed by Frauke Requardt and performed by a cast of seven dancers, it takes place in a temporary four story building, behind whose windows the audience get to spy on the activities of the guests and staff.

    Fuel Electric Hotel is at Gasholder on Goods Way, London NW1 from Wednesday June 2nd.

    Fuel: Electric Hotel
  • Nick Duncalf's Film Choices: Sex And The City 2 (Certificate 15)

    The Sex and the City sequel sees Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) take another bite out of the Big Apple - and beyond. It’s been two years and just as the friends are getting a little too settled into marriage and motherhood, they are whisked away to one of the most exotic places on earth for a sun-drenched adventure.

    Sex And The City 2
  • The Losers (Certificate 12A)

    Starring Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Evans 'The Losers' is an action-packed adventure that follows a former Special Forces team in the 90s. Betrayed by their handler Max, and left for dead following the conclusion of their operation, the team are intent on revenge. Eager for the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list, the team regroup and conduct covert operations against the CIA.

    The Losers
  • Bad Lieutenant (Certificate 18)

    Nicolas Cage stars as a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs. While playing fast and loose with the law, he wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves, played by Eva Mendes.

    Bad Lieutenant
  • Heartless (Certificate 18)

    Jamie (Jim Sturgess), a troubled young man with a birthmark on his face, lives in London’s East End, an area notorious for its violent masked gangs. However, Jamie soon discovers a terrifying truth; the gangs are not masked, but real demons. Faced with a demonic presence in the midst of town, Jamie realises he can no longer hide away. Filled with vengeance as the demons attack his nearest and dearest, he turns vigilante.




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