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The Girl of the Golden West

In some ways, you could think of Puccini’s opera La Fanciulla del West as the first spaghetti western. This aspect is completely adhered to in the new and extremely successful production of The Girl of the Go...
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Though this may be the very first Shakespeare play, and though everyone always talks about how it has sketches within it for what it is to come (girls disguising themselves as boys to pursue lovers, denouements...
The White Devil
3.0★ ★ ★

The White Devil

My main problem with this production of The White Devil was the turning of Flaminio, the brother of Vittoria and secretary to Bracciano into a woman (sometimes irritatingly played by Laura Elphinstone, made to ...
Avenue Q
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Avenue Q

I found this production of Avenue Q quite delightful from the moment it started. Yes, it is a kind of Muppet Show for grown ups! Yes, the script is a ridiculous pastiche of farce, satire, childishness and occa...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Sometimes a production comes along that makes you rethink your preconceptions of a classic play, and in the case of Benedict Andrews’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic, there is a considerable rethink...
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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” are the appropriate first words to sing at this outdoor production on a night when the weather was balmy and one could easily relate in Catfish Row in the summer. The G...
Buddy the Musical Production shots 2011
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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

A lot of trouble has been taken to make this 25th Anniversary touring show of Buddy a really energizing theatrical experience—and it all works. You can go for what you will learn about Holly’s life; you can...
Dawn French - 30 Million Minutes
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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

This is a captivating, often hilarious, sometimes poignant and always engaging two hours with Dawn French. I started by thinking I might write about a few quibbles, but it is pointless to do so because they are...
Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30
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Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30

The main thing I came away with from seeing the three programmes of Noel Coward One-Acters collected under the title Tonight at 8.30 is what really brilliant, innovative and unexpectedly varied plays they are. ...
Annie Get Your Gun
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Annie Get Your Gun

ANNIE’S STILL GOT HER GUN! This touring production of Annie Get Your Gun is so clever and enjoyable that I hate to have any quibbles – but I do. The major one is about the text used. It is essentially ...