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Tim Winter

Tim Winter

Tim Winter, contributing writer

Tim Winter studied music at U.E.A and is a classical record dealer with a keen interest in theatre, particularly opera and anything related to his other passion, football. He is a regular visitor to London's art galleries and has been music adviser on a number of theatre productions and performed in several choirs. At home he enjoys independent film and studying great and contemporary novelists.

Uncle Vanya - Photo by Johan Persson
31 Jan
Reviews
Tim Winter

Review: UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre

It was fascinating to see this new Chekov production the night after viewing the radical reworking of Dickens by Armando Iannucci in his film adaptation of David Copperfield.

In a reversal of the “modern dress, same old text” conception we are all so used to by now, here we have a film and a theatre production that stick, fairly closely, to 'period' conformity but use modern language and acting styles to jolt us out of our complacency.

Uncle Vanya - Photo by Johan PerssonUncle Vanya - Photo by Johan Persson

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Hunger - Arcola Theatre
27 Nov
Reviews
Tim Winter

Review: HUNGER at the Arcola Theatre

Hunger - Arcola Theatre The Norwegian Hamsun wrote 'Hunger' in 1890, before he won the Nobel Prize for literature (in 1920) and before he threw his weight behind the Nazi project in the 30's and, unrepentant to the last, wrote a eulogy for Hitler a week after the tyrant's death, claiming "He was a warrior, a warrior for mankind, and a prophet of the gospel of justice for all nations". Ouch...

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The House of the Spirits
12 Nov
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Tim Winter

Review: HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS at Cervantes Theatre

The House of the Spirits Isabelle Allende's much-loved first novel, 'La casa de los espiritus' published in Spanish in 1982 and translated into English (and over 37 other languages) as 'The House of the Spirits', was made into a film in 1993. Directed by a Dane (Bille August) the starry (mis)cast included only one main actor of Spanish origin (Antonio Banderas). It wasn't well received.

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The Light in the Piazza
24 Jun
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Tim Winter

Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at the Royal Festival Hall

Imagine tuning into an undemanding, middle-of-the-road TV show to find it acted by Judy Dench, Ian McKellen, Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Light in the PiazzaDove Cameron (Clara Johnson) and Renée Fleming (Margaret Johnson) in The Light of the Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall

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The Glass Piano
03 May
Reviews
Tim Winter

Review: THE GLASS PIANO at The Coronet Theatre

The Glass Piano Is it a fairy story? Is it a panto? Is it a children's show? Is it a comedy? Is it a philosophical exploration of language, freedom, rule of law, social hierarchies and the power of love? No, it's The Glass Piano receiving its World premiere at the wonderful Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill.

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