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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Domestic Crusaders

Three generations of a Pakistani American family meet for a reunion in the wake of 9/11? The one line synopsis rankled, and as I walked into Tara Arts...
In The Jungle of Cities by Bertolt Brecht
3.0★ ★ ★

In The Jungle of Cities

Word of warning: ‘this is not for the sane.’ Even dedicated admirers of Brecht were baffled by this play. Set in Chicago, there are no key elem...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Religion and Anarchy

Steven Berkoff’s play articulates the anti-Semitic perceptions of British society, highlighting a prejudice that still permeates through our present...
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3.0★ ★ ★

A Tale of Two Cities

Gielgud-Rattigan’s 1935 adaptation—premièring now but for a 1950 BBC radio play, is a fantastic idea. Dickens wrote London like a lover, and dram...
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2.5★ ★

Fidelio

Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, was written and edited over a period of nine years. The entire opera takes place within the walls of a prison, wher...
Storm in a Flower Vase by Anton Burge
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Storm in a Flower Vase

The main thing to take away from this play, without a doubt, was a new found appreciation for floristry (or, as the characters so vehemently insist - ...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Ghosts

On a bleak, Norwegian night a young artist, Osvald Alving (Mark Quartley,) returns, broken, to his mother from Europe. He is diseased in both body and...
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2.0★ ★

Jekyll and Hyde

The leaflet claims you will leave the theatre feeling dirty and I suppose you have to credit them for accurate advertising. This is an adaptation o...
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3.0★ ★ ★

See How They Run

York’s production of Philip King’s wartime comedy is rarely ‘laugh out loud’ funny, but provides an enjoyable evening of jokes about mistaken ...
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
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The Glass Menagerie

John Tiffany is a magician. His powers of enchantment as a theater director can leave an audience spellbound. He can conjure thoughts, ideas, even peo...