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Latest Reviews

Grimeborn: Acis and Galatea ☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Kate Mounce
It is a thing understood by classical singers and theatre lovers alike that acting and staging tend to take a back seat in opera, as the music has priority. Eboracum Baroque’s Acis and Galatea...
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Unprescribed ☆☆☆☆

Other - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company presents Unprescribed, perhaps one of the weirdest performances at the Fringe but also one of the most inventive. Unprescribed invites the audience to The Centre...
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Dalloway ☆☆☆☆

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
Whether familiar or not with Woolf’s 1928 Modernist novel Mrs Dalloway, this adaptation will not fail to delight. The Great War is over and the socialite Clarissa prepares a party, shrilly...
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666 DSM: A Dark Comedy about Sanity, Society and Spirituality ☆☆☆(☆)

Comedy - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
DSM: A Dark Comedy about Sanity, Society and Spirituality, triumphs in its acknowledgement of a very interesting and important topic, but its actual discussion slightly falls flat. It is however, hugely...
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The Curing Room ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
Based on true events, The Curing Room is a compelling portrayal of human desperation. Its Spring 1944 and seven Soviet soldiers have been captured and imprisoned by the Nazis. The stage is their...
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The War ☆☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Emma Hardy
Epic. Captivating. Spellbinding. It is very easy to run out of superlatives to describe Vladimir Pankov’s The War, which forms part of the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. The ambitious,...
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The James Plays ☆☆☆☆

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Emma Hardy
A gigantic sword pierces the stage in each of the three instalments that form The James Plays series. However, thesword’s appearance varies in each of the segments, taking on the characteristics...
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The White Devil ☆☆☆

Drama - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Mel Cooper
My main problem with this production of The White Devil was the turning of Flaminio, the brother of Vittoria and secretary to Bracciano into a woman (sometimes irritatingly played by Laura Elphinstone,...
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona ☆☆☆☆

Drama - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Mel Cooper
Though this may be the very first Shakespeare play, and though everyone always talks about how it has sketches within it for what it is to come (girls disguising themselves as boys to pursue lovers,...
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See Rock City & Other Destinations ☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard McKee
  Squatting beneath a railway arch, and with a nice little café at the front, the Union Theatre is a quaint and friendly venue for an enjoyably quirky production.  Situated just...
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Latest Interviews

Tony Green in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
It isn’t every day that we get to welcome a new performance space just twenty minutes from Waterloo, but that’s exactly what London’s leafy South-West suburbs are about to get in the...
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Julian Anderson in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Julian Anderson is a distinguished composer whose works to date include The Discovery of Heaven (which received the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award) and Harmony, which received its premiere at the opening...
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Mario Rizzo in conversation with Aparna Halpé

Aparna Halpé
Mario Rizzo, famous for his eccentric innovative approach to tango, takes the stage as the Duende in Arrabal, directed by Sergio Trujillo, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bajofondo, and choreography...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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