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Killology is the eagerly anticipated new play by Gary Owen’s, writer of the award winning ‘Iphigenia in Splott’. It definitely fulfils the promi...
L’incoronazione di Poppea Hampstead Garden Opera 0
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L’incoronazione di Poppea

In commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth, this exceptional staging of L’incoronazione di Poppea brings to life the heated,...
Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Gareth Armstrong. With Edward Fox as John Betjeman. Oxford Playhouse Theatre. CREDIT Geraint Lewis
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Sand in the Sandwiches

Staging the biography of one of Britain’s most popular poets from the 20th century is quite a challenge, especially when the enactment is as a solo ...
L’elisir D’amore © ROH Photo Bill Cooper
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L’Elisir D’Amore

L’elisir D’amore, with its highly effective musical contrasts, propelled Donizetti into further international recognition and stardom in 1832, con...
L ’ Orfeo Colston Hall ©Paul Box
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L’Orfeo is one of the three great Monteverdi operas being toured 450 years after the composer’s birth, in semi-staged concert productions develope...
Joan The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
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When I first entered the Rep’s studio theatre for a performance of Milk Theatre’s ‘Joan’ I was struck by how differently the space was configu...
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An Octoroon

Is Boucsploitation a thing now? Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ relationship with Irish playwright Dion Boucicault is clearly a complex one, perhaps more co...
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The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece is all but Teflon coated in its ability to withstand whatever ‘concept’ is imposed upon it. It must ...
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Among Kenneth MacMillan’s many distinctive and famous ballets Mayerling continues to win the highest plaudits, and justly so. More than any of his o...
TANK Birmingham Repertory
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Breach Theatre’s Tank continues its tour of the UK, stopping in Birmingham. It blends a unique style of narration with a combination of multimedia t...