Salome production photos_ June 2017_2017_Photo by Isaac James _c_ RSC_220922
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Salome

There was much publicity before the opening of this play about the fact that in this production of Wilde’s erotic jewel of a play by director Owen H...

Fire, Fate and Kirstin Chávez

One of the most interesting productions of the Georges Bizet opera Carmen that I ever saw starred the mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez in the title role,...
Maki Sekiya
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Maki Sekiya Concert

The pianist Maki Sekiya gave a concert the other day in Oxford that has to be one of the most fascinating and memorable musical events I have attended...
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Maxim Vengerov Concert

Despite the fact that I had a bad fall recently and messed up both my knees, I could not resist attending the concert that the Oxford Philharmonic Orc...
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
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Lord of the Dance

The tour of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games reached Oxford and I decided to have a look at it. I thought I would enjoy it as a diversion, as a spec...
The Commitments, UK Tour 2016/17
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The Commitments

Yet again I have attended a touring production of what is, in essence, a compilation musical. This time, however, the basis of the show is a collectio...
Jenny Lee in Heartbeats and Algorithms
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Heartbeats and Algorithms

If you have a chance to see Jenny Lee’s one-woman show, Heartbeats & Algorithms, I recommend that you should grab it. It got its start and won m...
The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2016
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The Rocky Horror Show

With some recent recasting, the touring production of The Rocky Horror Show has returned to Oxford as a Christmas treat before being given a rest for ...
The Mousetrap UK Tour
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The Mousetrap

Seeing the same old, 64-year old original production of The Mousetrap doing the rounds again (and booking at the moment at all the venues coming up un...
The Seven Acts of Mercy November 2016_Photo by Ellie Kurttz _c_ RSC_207927
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The Seven Acts of Mercy

The newly commissioned play at he RSC, The Seven Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten is an interesting and successful evening in the theatre. The stagi...