Review: The Mozart Question

By John Nathan, March 12, 2009

New End, London NW3

Before the story begins, we wait for a kettle to boil. Memories of childhood are evoked with the snip-snip of scissors — there are some lovely touches deployed by director Julia McShane in this solo show adapted by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book. Best of all is Andrew Bridgmont’s Venetian virtuoso violinist Paolo Levi who has never played Mozart publicly. He reveals why with a tale that begins in his father’s barber shop and develops into a beautifully told story about Holocaust survival.

(Tel: 0870 033 2733)

Last updated: 1:24pm, March 12 2009