News & Reviews

Three questions with… Scott Cooper

As our Director of Artistic Administration, Scott oversees casting for all our productions. So who better to give us the inside scoop on what to look forward to at this...

Club Figaro | Rehearsals@TheGrange

May 21: The First Grange Rehearsal We’re at The Grange walking along the terrace towards the theatre and the view, basking in bright sunshine, is breathtaking. We’re here to see...

Club Figaro | London Rehearsals

May 2019: London Rehearsals. It’s one of those really cold Spring days and I’m wrapped up watching Figaro Act lll being rehearsed  in a cavernous church hall in west London....

Club Figaro | A Night at the Opera

We catch up with Martin Lloyd- Evans and enter Brooks’s, the neo-classic building across the street from Whites and Boodles, the other two venerable gentleman’s clubs in St James’s Street....

2019 Spring Open Day

The Grange Festival Open Day Sunday 28th April The Grange Northington Alresford Hampshire SO24 9TG Sunday 28th April – 12:30 to 5.00  View full timetable here Wonderful performances inside the...

Club Figaro 2019 | Staging Figaro

There’s a faint sound of piano playing somewhere in The Royal College of Music where we meet Martin Lloyd- Evans and Tim Reed –  Figaro’s director and designer – we’ve...

Club Figaro 2019 | The Christmas Party

December 2018 I’m just about to step inside a Victorian time capsule to meet next year’s Figaro characters, Susanna and Basilio, at the Grange Festival’s Christmas party. It’s being held...

Club Figaro 2019

Clubbers: Jamie and Carolyn Balfour, Robert and Fiona Boyle, Tom and Sarah  Floyd, Christopher and Frances Kemball   2017 – 2018:  The time it took to become Club Figaro 2019. My...

Michael Chance on continuing opera in Hampshire: ‘good people like to work with good people’

Out of the blue comes a phone call. A freelance career is based on those to a certain extent. Certainly mine has been. But this one was a bit different....