Coming to the Buxton fringe at the Rotunda
The Fringe version of "Maria" Callas
11th-13th July 8-9pm Book on link below:
A huge bouquet for you and also for the amazing Martin and Francis" S
A brave, passionate, pitilessly truthful portrayal of the legendary, tragic Diva. Laurene Hope brilliantly captures the multiplicity of conflicting personalities which was the Callas phenomenon - sad, painful, saucy and occasionally hilarious this five-star show is also graced with some great operatic singing. In short, Laurene Hope IS Callas."A big hug Steve Gough Bafta Winner
" Stunning Stunning performance singing and acting made me cry and laugh so beautifully directed and performed by Laurene and Martin Ottewill and Francis Kenny well done Brava" Sophoa Carr Beaconsfield
"Maria " the life and music of Callas starring Laurene Hope Glory as Maria and Francis Kenny in cameo roles and Martin Ottewill as Onassis.
"Stunning its not good enough to watch Laurene on video you need to see her live to feel the energy to hear her voice, its magnificent not to be misses she is Callas " R<H Uxbridge
We are happy to announce 2 new tours coming up
Please click upcoming shows for details of venues and information. on our 2 new tours.
" Standing ovation for Laurene Hope Glory and the cast of " Maria" and Laurene is Callas" Denis Sutton Maidenhead
"A huge bouquet for Laurene and also for the amazing Francis Kenny in cameo roles and Martin Ottewill as Onassis A brave, passionate, pitilessly truthful portrayal of the legendary, tragic Diva. Laurene Hope brilliantly captures the multiplicity of conflicting personalities which was the Callas phenomenon - sad, painful, saucy and occasionally hilarious this five-star show is also graced with some great operatic singing. In short, Laurene Hope IS Callas." Steve Gough Bafta winner
"Stunning performances from all and beautiful operatic singing from Laurene Who doesn't need to imitate as she is like a medium who becomes the characters she plays so like Piaf she becomes Callas or Maria the woman who was fragile and powerful a very impressive performance" Wendy Courier Maidenhead
"I believe that Laurene Hope Glory, is a genius as she can recreate the lives and music of such great artists like Piaf and Callas with a great singing voice, that achieves the dept and emotions of Piaf to the high top notes of the soprano too. Not to be missed " Louia Kay Brighton
"Lauarene Hope's singing voice is amazing, and I loved the way she created characters based on her condition and we could join in to" J G Bucks
For more details of venues and how to book tickets click "Upcoming shows tab".
Wow! We got 5 stars for Piaf: "Love Conquers All" from Oliver Lugg!! - Broadway Baby
" very very moving Callas performance conjuring up a unique essence where there were moments when the very memorable sounds of Callas where captured.Thank you Marie Sussex
" Inspiring Beautiful singing voice which made me cry great acting and with traces of Callas in the voice " Louise Brighton
" An intense performance I loved it! Intimate ! I thought Laurene embodied the subject magnificently and told s great story.Very moving"
" We loved both Piaf and Maria shows as Laurene portrays the artists amazingly well without imitation and excites the audiences " W Hove
"There are not many performers who would dare to represent Maria Callas on stage not just by acting the life but also by singing the songs - but then one day along came Laurene Hope. And what a memorable evening she produced! MARIA is an intense, powerfully sustained and finally very moving show, as the dark, often tragic course of Callas's experience is shot through with moments of musical beauty and grace. Hope does not imitate Callas (who would want to try?) but - as in her previous production on the life of Edith Piaf - produces her own vocal expressiveness which captures both the truth of Callas's remarkable life - and more importantly its spirit." Steve Gough BAFTA winning director
2 Divas in 1 Tour 2018
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"A huge bouquet for you and also for the amazing Martin and Francis A brave, passionate, pitilessly truthful portrayal of the legendary, tragic Diva. Laurene Hope brilliantly captures the multiplicity of conflicting personalities which was the Callas phenomenon - sad, painful, saucy and occasionally hilarious this five-star show is also graced with some great operatic singing. In short, Laurene Hope IS Callas"
" Stunning is all I can say stunning show stunning acting and stunning Laurene Hope and her singing and lots of fun with Francis and Martin Ottewill too loved it " Fiona Bu"
its time now that Laurene got discovered as she is first class as a director producer set designer and performer she excels and would do well on the west end" Cathy Windsor
"From the first moments Lauren commanded the stage with confidence and subtlety. She did not attempt to mimic Piaf, but created her own persona based on the highs and lows of Piaf's prodigious, yet ultimately very fragile talent. The play dramatically revealed that fatal path of addiction and broken relationships which blights to many spiritual fulfillment." Steve Gough
"I was utterly charmed by this intimate one-woman production, which was beautifully staged and full of real life emotion. Taking us through reminiscence and song, Laurene Hope is completely believable as The Little Sparrow. The audience are teased and charmed throughout with some of her best loved ballads as if being entertained in a cabaret bar." Henley Chronicle
We're currently putting on a show called Piaf: Love Conquers All, it's all about the life story of Edith Piaf including some of her most prestigious songs, from her teenage years up to when she died.
Latest and greatest Feedback:
"Better than Elaine Paige. A great night out.
- John R"A wonderful introduction to the life and music of Edith Piaf in a lovely intimate theatre. Thank you!"
- Trish Z"Excellent show, great tribute to her in a foreign land!
- Philippe G
"One of the best shows I've seen all year" - Graham, Edinburgh
"You made me cry! An outstanding performance" - Nicola, Henley