LFO Magic Flute 2017 cr Matthew Williams-Ellis
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The Magic Flute

The new production of Mozart’s pantomime singspiel, The Magic Flute, at Longborough this year is simply one of the most delightful, most dramaticall...
Touch - Soho Theatre. Photo Helen Maybanks
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From the creator of the hugely successful Fleabag comes Touch, an authentic and absorbing comedy which charts one woman’s quest to sexual liberation...
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Verdi was a great admirer of Shakespeare, and would significantly contribute to the canonization of the Elizabethan writer in nineteenth-century Italy...
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Chinese Whispers

If the phrase “Chinese whispers” describes the way a tale becomes distorted in the retelling, here we have deception of a more deliberate kind - t...
Queen Anne Rpya Royal Shakespeare Company production
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne, the last of the Stuarts, is one of the more elusive British monarchs. She reigned for 12 years, 1702-1714, but who is she? Helen Edmund...
Boys In The Buff - The Musical

Boys In The Buff

Friday the thirteenth is often thought to be unlucky. If that’s so, I must be doubly cursed, for this thirteenth of July falls on a Thursday and yet...
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To be woman is to be assessed. Everywhere you turn, people expect things of you; things that, sometimes, you are unable to deliver. A long term partne...
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right left with heels

If Christopher Isherwood’s novel about the rise of Nazism, “Goodbye to Berlin”, was later staged under the name “I Am a Camera”, here we hav...
Death of a Salesman Oxford Playhouse Photo Manuel Harlan
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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman is one of Miller’s most popular plays. I’ve had the benefit of seeing it twice: the first time was at the Royal Shakespeare Th...
The Tempest by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016. Photo Topher McGrillis © RSC
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The Tempest

After a successful run in Stratford, Gregory Doran’s staging of The Tempest now graces the stage of the Barbican, in all of its whimsical and mystic...