Here come the Brits

 by Peter Spence in News 1 Comment

As you watch the Brits on Wednesday night – if you watch the Brits on Wednesday night – spare a thought for the man who has written the script you’re hearing. Andy Milligan has one great advantage, at least.

Peter SpenceHere come the Brits

Figaro at the cutting edge

 by Peter Spence in News, Stars 1 Comment

The Barber of Seville – Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera masterpiece – opens in Cardiff on Saturday, nearly 200 years to the day since its premiere in Rome on 20 February 1816.

Peter SpenceFigaro at the cutting edge

Not legendary, but mythical

 by Peter Spence in Legends, News Leave a Comment

Its targets are famous ones. No cult figures or untold stories here: Johnny Cash, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Ray Charles, punk rock – and the Beatles. Yet it is only in that last sequence, set in the band’s Rishikesh retreat, that the joke is likely to be obvious to anyone not a music obsessive.

Peter SpenceNot legendary, but mythical

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