The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise Barbican Centre
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The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise

Performances of Schubert’s late song cycle ‘A Winter’s Journey’ are usually deeply inward experiences: just the singer, a grand piano and accompanist and 24 songs offering varying shades of darkness, lo...
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan — Songs of the Wanderers Sadler's Wells
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Songs of the Wanderers

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan return to Sadler’s Wells with one of their signature works, first developed by choreographer Lin Hwai-Min in 1984, and much performed around the world since. While the focus...
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Bartabas & Andrés Marín – Golgota

If you ask most people about theatrical performances with horses I expect their first thoughts will be of the circus, or the ceremonious dressage of the Vienna Riding School, or perhaps even brave performances ...
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Immortal Tango

Immortal Tango is a superlative evening at the theatre that transcends the traditional boundaries of dance spectaculars to become a truly total work of art. Just as detective fiction is often unfairly judged a ...
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Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls has been a continuous success story since its first outing in 1950, and in reviewing such an irresistible and indestructible classic it is still worth asking where its secrets lie. The most impor...
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The Nutcracker

There is often a tension in ballet between bravura technique which dazzles the audience but becalms the story, and a focus on development of character, which offers charm and emotional depth, but is short on at...
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Waste

Harley Granville-Barker is nowadays not a well-known name at all, and yet a century ago he dominated the London theatre scene. He was the lead actor in many of Shaw’s premieres, directed the Royal Court throu...
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La Bohème

Puccini’s dramatisation of artistic life in Paris, first performed in 1896, is probably the best known and most often performed opera in the world. As such, it presents a special set of challenges to any dire...