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a kingdom for a stage chelsea theatre
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A Kingdom For A Stage

In A Kingdom for a Stage, an ambitious new play penned by Tony Diggle to celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death...
ELEGY by Payne,         , Writer - Nick Payne, Director - Josie Rourke, Designer - Tom Scutt, Lighting - Paule Constable, The Donmar Warehouse, London, UK, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/
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Alzheimer’s (or dementia – the words themselves are never actually uttered within the play) is a difficult, often un...
HMS Pinafore  Hackney Empire, courtesy of Francis Loney 06
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HMS Pinafore

An all male HMS Pinafore. What? Why? This not-to-be missed production originated in 2014 and it is not entirely irrel...
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Pia de’Tolomei

English Touring Opera has a fine record of bringing little known Donizetti operas on tour and providing inventive produc...
Dance of Death Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre 01
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Dance of Death

This bleak, Beckettian comedy is as funny as it is disturbing, not least because of a scene involving a lot of dead fish...
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Clybourne Park

After fifteen minutes of this play I was thinking that it was a bit like an old US TV sitcom but with worse jokes – an...

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The Dingdong

A frothy farce about the biggest dingdongs in Paris, almost everyone spends the majority of The Dingdong in their underp...
Romeo et Juliette Israeli Opera 02
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Romeo et Juliette

Shakespeare’s original Romeo et Juliette has inspired endless number of variations by writers, composers and so many o...
Jonah Undermain Theatre Dallas Photo Katherine Owens 01
3.0★ ★ ★


It’s almost worth going to Jonah just to see how Director Katherine Owens creates a world and keeps it spinning. Jenki...
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The Father

This should be required viewing for all human beings. In a season when The Humans laudably included a frank portrayal of...
Photo Maayan Kaufman
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I was calm when I entered the theatre hall where ‘Atonement’ (reference to Yom Kippur), was performed, but my feeli...
3.0★ ★ ★

El Terrible Pérez

The 23rd Oviedo Festival of Lyric Spanish Theatre dedicates its second title to El terrible Pérez, a recently recovered...
Photo Monique Carboni
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The Way West

Thank goodness for The Labyrinth Theater Company and their consistent commitment to socially relevant theater executed a...

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