An American in Paris – in London

first_img[Credit: Matthew Murphy] Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild return to the roles they originated on BroadwayAn American in Paris is coming to London for the first time, arriving at the Dominion Theatre on 4 March.Inspired by the 1951 Gershwin MGM movie starring Gene Kelly, the production was Broadway’s most awarded musical in 2015-2016.It’s the story of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI trying to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild both make their West End debuts to reprise their original lead roles of Lise and Jerry.Jane Asher also joins the cast as Madame Baurel, along with Haydn Oakley (Sunset Boulevard) as Henri Baurel; Zoë Rainey (Wicked) as Milo Davenport; David Seadon-Young (Ghost the Musical) as Adam Hochberg; and Ashley Day (The Book of Mormon) as the alternate Jerry.George and Ira Gershwin’s timeless music and lyrics are brought to life, including the iconic songs ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘S’Wonderful’ and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’. Lavish sets depicting the streets of 1940s Paris will ensure it’s a visually stunning show.Groups can save up to 50%, with Band A prices reduced to £35pp for groups of 25+. Visit www.anamericaninparisthemusical.co.uklast_img read more


Dubai and Abu Dhabi show property’s divide

first_imgKershaw Leonard’s annual Cost of Living report describes the real estate sector as now resembling the survival of the fittest, a major contrast to 2008 which is compared to the California gold rush of the 1800s.While Dubai’s house prices have fallen in some areas by more than 53 percent since September 2008, the report identified areas in Abu Dhabi where prices had increased by 36 percent over the past year due to an undersupply of new properties coming on to the marketarabianbusiness.comlast_img read more


FSB Technology appoints Garry Pattenden as Operations Director

first_img FSB selects Rob Wheeler as new Business Development Director January 22, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Fast growth FSB appoints Susan Ball as corporate advisor January 29, 2020 Share FSB names Andrew Bowen as new CFO December 9, 2019 StumbleUpon Garry PattendenSportsbook platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd has appointed Garry Pattenden as its new Operations Director, with the firm looking to bolster  its operational delivery team in order to help service the ten new B2B licensees it signed last year.Pattenden, who joins FSB Tech having spent more than a decade as Commercial Director of mobile technology company Safari Mobile (UK), will assume the role which oversees product delivery.Within Pattenden’s remit will be compliance, customer support, payments, supplier contracts, reporting, product specification, QA acceptance, account management and platform hosting.A technology operations specialist, Pattenden has worked on multiple top level international deliver projects within Europe and AsiaDavid McDowell, CEO and Co-founder of FSB Tech, said: “It is fantastic to welcome Garry to FSB Tech. He has vast experience and a proven track record of driving internationalisation in companies. Having signed 10 new customers across three continents in 2015, this is clearly a critical area for our future success. He will be a great addition to a fast-growing team.Commenting on his appointment Garry Pattenden, said: “I am delighted to have joined a company at the cutting edge of the sports betting industry. FSB Tech continues to disrupt this sector with the most advanced and efficient technology platform on the market. It is an exciting time to join the firm with both demand and expectations on the rise, and I cannot wait to take on the challenge.”last_img read more


Playing off 16 Chris Slota wins at Pattavia with 42 points

first_imgAn even better score on the back nine than Chris, Bill Kana comes in with 25 to win division 2 with 41 points. Willy van Heetvelde is second on 37, John Doyle third on 35 and Rod Howett fourth with 34 points.Nearest the pins: Div 1. Paul Butler, Manny, Bob Poole and Chris Slota; Div 2. Alan Bissell, Bill Kana and Harry Vincenzi.Bob Poole birdied the 17th to take a rollover in division 1 and two rollovers in division 2 to Greenwood on Wednesday.It was Bon Voyage today to the hole in one star Harry Vincenzi and John Doyle.Wednesday,September 5Greenwood – StablefordAs we hit the 7 today there is a light drizzle and then as we head up towards the 331 the roads are saturated. It does not look too promising with the rain very heavy and intermittent. We turn off on the Pattavia road and the weather looks really bright ahead and the roads are dry here.Amazingly everyone turns up and there are two divisions out with the cut at 11-16 and 17+. We are playing the C and A nines today and 39 points is the highest with Willy Van Heetvelde taking podium position in division 2, Paul Young is second with 37 and Alan Bissell third with 36. Chris Slota wins division 1 with 36, Ian Speirs is second one point behind, and Manny beats Per Forsberg on a 17/15 countback after they both come in with 30 points.Nearest the pins Div 1. Per Forsberg and Ian Speirs; Div 2. Leo Adam and Frank Grainger.There are only four winners out of eight today in the nearest the pins and in the twos in division 1 a rollover to Crystal Bay on Monday. Three rollovers in division 2.Friday, September 7Eastern Star – StablefordAn almost identical cut as of Wednesday in the two divisions and with some very slick greens the best score returned is 36 points. John Carlin wins division 2 with Frank Kelly in second place on 34 and David Phillips is third with 32 points. 33 points is the winning score in division 1 for Colin Aspinall, with Per Forsberg in second place one point behind and Ian Speirs is third on 30.Nearest the pins: Div 1. Per Forsberg (2); Div 2. John Carlin, Steve Harris and Tony Thorne.There are now five rollovers in division 1 in the twos to next Friday but in division 2 with no birdies over the past three weeks John Carlin birdied the 6th and Tony Thorne the 17th to split the pot. Paul Butler, Willy van Heetvelde.The Jomtien Golf SocietyMonday, Sept. 3Pattavia -StablefordThe course here today was in good condition but every green had been sanded and there were a few moans after the game from some of the low handicappers.Playing off 16 Chris Slota with 24 points on the back nine and 18 on the front wins division 1 with 42 points. Nine points behind in second place is Per Forsberg beating Marc Brunner on an 18/14 back nine countback and in fourth place the Bristol boy Bob Poole beats Manny 16/14 after they both come in with 31 points.last_img read more


New chairman looking forward

first_imgBy Nick Creely The Pakenham Racing Club celebrated its third birthday in style on Thursday 8 March, with Simon Conn…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Redbacks on the march

first_imgBy Nick Creely Hampton Park’s gutsy Good Friday win against Springvale Districts could arguably be the most important moment in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img