The Dark Room Theatre503 (Katy Brittain and Annabel Smith) courtesy of Alex Brenner
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The Dark Room

This short play from the Australian writer Angela Betzien is well titled. The room we are taken to – in a cheap hotel in a rural backwater in Austra...
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This is a play about loss and grief. Although it is short, it packs a great deal of emotion into its 80 minutes and raises some troubling issues about...
Tosca King's Head photo credit Jacob Sacks-Jones
3.0★ ★ ★


The second act of Tosca is almost always a harrowing experience. The sexual abuse of a distressed woman by a powerful man is deeply disturbing - in th...
ENO Aida 2017 c-Tristram Kenton
3.0★ ★ ★


Aida is grand opera in every way – big voices, huge choruses, and lots of extras. And this ENO production, directed by Phelim McDermott, certainly g...
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Eugene Onegin

The WNO autumn season is labelled ‘Russian Revolution’ and comprises works by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky, and Janacek, all set in Russia.
Opera North’s Cavalleria rusticana Photo Robert Workman
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Cavalleria Rusticana

Mascagni's superb verismo masterpiece is being presented as part of Opera North’s imaginative Little Greats series. It is given in a startling new p...
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Dolphins and Sharks

This riveting play comes to London from New York.  Author James Anthony Tyler creates a brilliant scenario in which the modern wage slaves of Harlem ...
La Bohème 2017 © ROH Photo Katherine Ashmore
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La bohème

Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, replacing the much loved Copley version which has been re-appearing for forty years, is splendid but p...
3.0★ ★ ★

Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saen...
Armide Arcola Theatre.
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Arcola’s Grimeborn season often includes rarely performed operas. Lully's Armide is a brave excursion into French baroque opera. It is a work that i...