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52 Portraits

Throughout last year the co-creators of this one-off screening have compiled 52 gestural video portraits of dancers or former dancers each running to a few minutes. The participants were asked to craft a ballet...
St Joan Donmar Warehouse
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Saint Joan

Bernard Shaw’s plays, for all their number and reputation, are not often seen in London, so a revival of even his most famous work, St Joan (1924), is still something of an event. The issues at its heart coul...
Northern Ballet Romeo & Juliet, Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
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Romeo and Juliet

For those of us brought up on Kenneth Macmillan’s 1960s choreography it is hard to imagine the ballet done any other way. All the more so given the images that still resonate from the film of Nureyev and Font...
Dillie Keane at the Pheasantry
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Dillie Keane at the Pheasantry

It’s often forgotten that the members of Fascinating Aida have their own highly successful solo careers. Their songs reflect the particular emphases of the individual performers but are still highly distincti...
ENO Tosca 2016
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Yet another production of Tosca – what could be new to add relish to the reviewer’s jaded palate? In fact a great deal, even though this production is not exactly pristine but rather a revival of Catherine ...
iD – Cirque Éloize The Peacock Theatre
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iD – Cirque Éloize

With the worldwide change of attitudes towards the use of animals in performance contexts the world of the circus has undergone a transformation far more rapid and disruptive than is usually experienced by arti...
3.0★ ★ ★

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

This sequence of performances is a revival of the interpretation first staged at Covent Garden in 2005, which made a major impression initially for its production values, and has offered some remarkable operati...
Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios
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Vanities: The Musical

The original play from which this fine work stems was a hit on Broadway some forty years ago, and the musical version has been around for a decade. But neither has ever made an appearance in Europe before, and ...
2.0★ ★

Britten In Brooklyn

In late 1940 Benjamin Britten crossed the Atlantic and moved in with his friend W.H.Auden, who was occupying a floor of a large Brooklyn brownstone. He became part of a bizarre Bohemian household that also acco...
ALLEGRO at Southwark Playhouse.
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Allegro is something of a ‘missing link’ in musical theatre history. Coming after Oklahoma! and Carousel in 1947, it has never found the audiences or critical acclaim of those breakthrough works. In fact hi...