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Latest Reviews

An Enemy of the People ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
'Changes' by David Bowie punctuates Schaubühne Berlin's battle cry production of An Enemy of the People, inciting us to turn and face the strange with Ibsen's Doctor Stockmann,...
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Lord of the Flies ☆☆☆

Dance Theatre - Canterbury, UK
S. A. McCracken
Bourne’s reimagining of the classic novel, set in a theatre rather than on a deserted island, is a jumble of creative choreography, high energy dances and irritating music. Thanks to Re:Bourne,...
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The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith ☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Richard McKee
  The Old Red Lion in Islington is one of the oldest and best known “pub theatres” in London.  A narrow flight of stairs leads from a bustling public bar to a tiny auditorium...
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The Dog, The Night and The Knife ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Oliver J Weinfeld
 German playwright Marius Von Mavenburg’s The Dog The Night and The Knife is a tense psychological oddity; where traditional narrative structure gives way to a series of fragmented, hallucinatory...
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Something Very Far Away ☆☆☆☆☆

Children theatre - London, UK
Caroline Perret and Lucien Asbury-Perret (10)
“A tale about love, loss, space and time.”   "Something very far away" is a little jewelry box, which, once opened, reveals a variety of treasures, from beautifully...
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Ballyturk ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Katerina Yannouli
“It feels like we may be less of what we were  in a place we don’t wholly know.” Ballyturk is a strange, manic comedy from Enda Walsh, which brings together a superb cast...
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Xerxes ☆☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Owen Davies
This excellent revival of Handel’s Xerxes is a great start to the new ENO season. It is difficult to believe this production is thirty years old. Designed by David Fielding, it looks great, effortlessly...
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Otello☆☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Rivka Jacobson
Verdi’s Otello kicks off the English National Opera’s new season with David Alden’s production, which marks his 30th anniversary as director of the ENO. Musically, the production...
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The Man Jesus ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Richard McKee
Simon Callow is the doyen of the one-man show.  Famous for his appearances as Shakespeare and Dickens, he has now taken on a greater challenge.  He does not play “the man Jesus”. ...
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You Should Be So Lucky ☆☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Richard Voyce
You Should Be So Lucky, Charles Busch's 1994 comedy which has just opened at the Above The Stag Theatre in Vauxhall isn't just a meticulously directed and magnificently acted jewel of a play...
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Latest Interviews

Tony Green in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
It isn’t every day that we get to welcome a new performance space just twenty minutes from Waterloo, but that’s exactly what London’s leafy South-West suburbs are about to get in the...
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Julian Anderson in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Julian Anderson is a distinguished composer whose works to date include The Discovery of Heaven (which received the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award) and Harmony, which received its premiere at the opening...
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Mario Rizzo in conversation with Aparna Halpé

Aparna Halpé
Mario Rizzo, famous for his eccentric innovative approach to tango, takes the stage as the Duende in Arrabal, directed by Sergio Trujillo, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bajofondo, and choreography...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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