A Deal UrbanStages, New York. Photo by Ben Hider
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A Deal

A Deal is a fast-paced drama that examines the swift transformation of the Chinese middle class, a painful, funny, moving look at...
The Arabian Nights Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
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The Arabian Nights

The stories within stories within The Arabian Nights is an immensely appealing theatrical concept, offering a wealth of opportunities to directors and...
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Eugene Onegin

The splendid OperaUpClose team has come up with another reworked version of an operatic classic - and it is a triumph.  The story of boredom, infatua...
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new musical which has just opened at The Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue to generally positive reviews, is as life-af...
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La Boheme

While in most new opera productions I expect a new approach, a creative twist out of the traditional staging and setting...
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This extraordinary and entertaining performance piece comes to the Pit under the banner of The Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award. It is part dr...
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Monty Python’s Spamalot

When a show has the audience rolling in the aisles, it is a brave reviewer who will say that the show is rubbish. But it is not lack of boldness that ...
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Twelfth Night

The new RSC production of Twelfth Night is visually stunning and musically opulent. This, the play by Shakespeare that has most reference to music and...
John The Undermain Theatre, Dallas
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Annie Baker's John examines the costs of misjudging how long to stay in a relationship. Her patient eye with seemingly minor moments--the...