Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre
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Tejas Verdes

In 1973, the democratically elected socialist government of Chile was overthrown by a military coup; the new authoritarian government, led by General Pinochet, ruled for the next seventeen years. During the reg...
English National Ballets Nutcracker. Photo © Laurent Liotardo
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Nutcracker

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker attempts to present a traditional ballet with a darker edge; the Mouse King returns throughout, his presence felt right up until the end, when good finally triumphs over e...
King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016
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King Lear

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s bleakest plays: revolving around broken family ties, jealousy, betrayal, corruption, and madness, it addresses the problems at the heart of human society – problems which a...
Anna Karenina at Theatro Technis
3.0★ ★ ★

Anna Karenina

Art-Vic’s new production of Anna Karenina is performed without a set, against a black backdrop decorated with train track patterns. Before the play even starts, we are reminded of the story’s famous finale ...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Slave

LeRoi Jones’ play The Slave is described as ‘angry, passionate, and unapologetic’; unfortunately, in this production at least, this passion does not make up for the script, which is sadly lacking. The one...
War Paint at Camden People’s Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

War Paint

War Paint is an immersive theatrical experience located in a Marylebone flat; the audience is invited to walk through the space and observe four women getting ready to go out, while pre-recorded conversations a...
dreamplay at The Vaults
3.0★ ★ ★

dreamplay

BAZ Productions’ dreamplay promises us a ‘dream-journey to find the door behind which everything is answered.’ Unfortunately, although perhaps unsurprisingly, the production fails to measure up to this ta...
Roundabout Theatre’s Cabaret at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Cabaret

Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s production of Cabaret, first performed on Broadway in 1998 and revived at Studio 54 in 2014, is renowned for its innovative staging and gritty take on the play. The tour is perfo...
Romeo and Juliet American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, new York
3.0★ ★ ★

Romeo and Juliet

Now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring. So says Benvolio in Act III of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; throughout the play, repeated references to heat set the scene for the intense emotions – ‘br...
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Cleansed

Perhaps the defining feature of Sarah Kane’s work is problems, both in terms of content and form. Her plays ask us to consider love, gender, mental illness, war, and many other issues; they test the limits of...