The Kreutzer Sonata at Arcola Theatre
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The Kreutzer Sonata

There is a lot more to Tolstoy’s literary output than simply War & Peace and Anna Karenina. Those great masterpieces – and their adaptations – have eclipsed the fact that in later life he carried on w...
Sunset at the Villa Thalia at National Theatre
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Sunset at Villa Thalia

Alexi Campbell’s The Pride was highly successful in interweaving two separate periods of time in order to juxtapose contrasting attitudes in Britain to homosexuality. He attempts something similar here, but u...
French Without Tears Orange Tree Theatre
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French Without Tears

There is a lot of Rattigan about in London recently, and rightly so. Few of his fifteen or so plays are without value, several are still hardly known, and a handful rank among the best dramas written in Britain...
La Fanciulla delWest Grange Park Opera
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La Fanciulla del West

This is the final year of Opera Grange Park’s eighteen-year residency at its tastefully derelict neo-classical home, Northington Grange, hidden in the idyllic folds of the Hampshire Downs. Next year they move...
Falstaff & Son t Gielgud Theatre, RADA
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Falstaff & Son

This notable contribution to this year’s RADA Festival extracts the central relationships and confrontations from Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and places them within a framing device of an older and younger acto...
In Parenthesis ROH
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In Parenthesis

When we think of the poetry of the First World War it is Owen and Sassoon who first come to mind, not the name of David Jones. However, when his epic prose-poem In Parenthesis first appeared in 1937, it was hai...
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Marie Chouinard — Double Bill

For two days only Quebecois dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard brings her company to Sadler’s Wells for the performance of two works. Chouinard has been a leading figure in the world of contemporary dan...
ROH Werther
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Jules Massenet wrote some thirty operas and was esteemed by contemporaries as the most successful French operatic composer of the French Belle Époque. He wrote in every genre from grand opera to operetta. Yet ...
review dotdotdot dance wild card sadlers wells
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Wild Card – dotdotdot dance

The Wild Card season at Sadler’s Wells offers a chance for new dance groups to present their work alongside creative work by others that has stimulated them. Dotdotdot Dance is a group of three British women ...
Review 4.48 Psychosis Lyric Hammersmith
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4.48 Psychosis

This new opera emerges as one product of collaboration between the Royal Opera House and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, who have sponsored composer Philip Venables in a doctoral residency. It takes as...