Up to Now (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Up to Now

Of limited appeal

Robert Shaw’s monologue takes us through events from the life of his grandfather, the composer Martin Shaw, in fin de siècle Europe. From conducting for Isadora Duncan to meeting with August Strindberg, events that should be illuminating fade into one long paragraph, unmarred by variation in tone, pace or a charismatic performance. Up to Now is of limited appeal.

Augustine’s, 510 0022, until 30 Aug, 3.10pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£7.50).

Up to Now

  • 2 stars

The great Edwardian producer/composer Martin Shaw looks back over his early life and the famous artists he worked with, giving a funny and fascinating insight into bohemian London and Europe at the dawn of the 20th century. Conductor for Ellen Terry and Isadora Duncan; producer, conductor and life-long friend to Gordon…