Guards at the Taj Bush Theatre Credit Marc Brenner
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Guards at the Taj

An impressive revitalisation of a late Victorian building, has transformed an old library into a place of culture, where library, café and the Bush T...
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR © ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Adriana Lecouvreur

David McVicar’s production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, an accomplished and theatrically engaging opera, can be summed up as a triumph...
Love, National Theatre. Photo by Sarah Lee
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LOVE

In 90 minutes of a gripping performance, Alexander Zeldin’s slice of social reality unnerves as it unfolds. Love succeeds where many fail in explori...
ROH Les Contes d’Hoffman (C) ROH. PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Les Contes d’Hoffman

John Schlesinger’s original production with William Dudley's lavish sets and Maria Björnson’s exquisite costumes, provide an inspired backdrop to...
3.0★ ★ ★

Il Trovatore

In 1851 Verdi wrote to his librettist Cammarano “the more unusual and bizarre the better”  urging him to complete the libretto for Il Trovator...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry’s opera based on Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ uses the skeleton of the play beefed-up with wild, b...
3.0★ ★ ★

NotMoses

Gary Sinyor’s first play ‘NotMoses’ draws its narrative arc from the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus. It comprises a sequence of scene...
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Boris Godunov

An interesting, yet traditional, reading of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece is presented at the Royal Opera House in the original (1869) seven-scene versi...
3.0★ ★ ★

The End of Longing

At the end of the press night performance of The End of Longing, a large part of the audience gave the four actors a standing ovation. You could attri...
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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute has never lost its enchantment since it was first premiered in a small theatre in Vienna in 1791, three months before Mozart’s death...