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Murder in the Dark

I found this play enjoyable, entertaining, at times quite disturbing and ultimately thought-provoking. That is just about all that I should tell you b...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The House with Chicken Legs

Never having come across the novel, The House with Chicken Legs, by Sophie Anderson, I was a little adrift at the start of the evening but also very a...
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Macbeth

The new production of Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare company is one of the most theatrically imaginative, memorable, driven and exciting productions...
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Blood Brothers

Let me start by saying that this touring production is exceptionally well done and worth a visit for the sheer energy and commitment of everyone invol...
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Dido and Aeneas

Another clever aspect of this evening was the timing of the double bill. The first half was played in daylight and that helped suggest, even with the ...
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Acis and Galataea

This opera, along with the second half of a double bill, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, turned into an evening of unmitigated triumph for the Waterperry O...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Carmen

Henry James used to say that you had to start with the given, and if you attend any of the performances at the new Waterperry Opera Festival, it is a ...
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The Empress

I am happy to say that the new production of The Empress by Tanika Gupta at the RSC is excellent. The acting throughout by everyone in the cast is imp...
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The Fairy Queen

For their final production of the season, the one in which they give a platform for up-and-coming young talent, Longborough Festival Opera has created...
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Around the World in 80 Days

I was fortunate to catch the inventive evening of theatre based on Jules Verne’s Around the world in 80 Days in Oxford during the last days of its tou...