13 Oct 2006
Tobias and the Angel
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
Neil Fisher at the Young Vic [Times Online, 13 October 2006]
“Don’t let it seem finished” was David Lan’s command to Steve Tompkins, the architect entrusted with the makeover of the Young Vic, and I’m sure that the theatre’s dynamic boss isn’t disappointed.