3.0★ ★ ★

Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saen...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


First performed at the Royal Court in 1986, John Tiffany’s excellent revival does everything to elevate the poetry and pathos of Cartwright’s orig...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Oh dear. I’ve got some bad news for all the people who headed north for the dubious delights of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August… Whi...
Review by Nicole Kent
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Mrs Orwel

Mrs Orwell is a play about George Orwell (Peter Hamilton Dyer) and his second wife Sonia Brownell (Cressida Bonas), a junior editor at the magazine, H...
Armide Arcola Theatre.
3.0★ ★ ★


Arcola’s Grimeborn season often includes rarely performed operas. Lully's Armide is a brave excursion into French baroque opera. It is a work that i...
Girl from the North Country Old Vic
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country’s genesis is an interesting one: four years ago the playwright Conor McPherson, famous worldwide for The Weir, was asked...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Evros: The Crossing River

Seemia Theatre’s new production, Evros, seeks to immerse the audience in the present refugee crisis: we follow Doaa, a nineteen year-old Syrian girl...
LFO Orfeo ed Euridice 2017 cr Matthew Williams-Ellis
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Orfeo ed Euridice

The season at Longborough, as always, ended with a production devoted to young, up-and-coming performers both on stage and in the orchestra pit, an in...