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Doctor Dolittle

There are many things about this production of Doctor Dolittle that are delightful and I was in the company of many children when I saw it, children w...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Macbeth

Rufus Norris makes this both a “Scottish” play and a contemporary one, setting his interpretation of Macbeth in a kind of Afghanistan/Syria/Middle Eas...
JERSEY BOYS UK Tour 2017/2018
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Jersey Boys

The Christmas show in Oxford this year is a return of the touring company of Jersey Boys. If you like the music Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons the...
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Timon of Athens

One of the most difficult and least-performed of Shakespeare’s plays and one that is now thought to have been a partial collaboration with Thomas Midd...
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A Christmas Carol

This is the perfect Christmas treat for young and old. The production is visually striking, evoking brilliantly the bustle of 19th century London, the...
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Nativity! The Musical

My first description of Nativity! The Musical, if I had to give a fifteen second elevator pitch, would be to say this: Monty Python meets St Trinian’s...
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Dirty Dancing

The material is not to everyone’s taste, so stay away if you hated the film. But interestingly, this was not an exact clone of the movie (though prett...
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Shakespeare in Love

At one level I have nothing but good to report about the play Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norma...
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The Band

This is the kind of musical that restores my faith in light entertainment. It turns out to be a thoughtful story about the influence that pop music ha...
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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida is a late and difficult Shakespeare play that is considered by many to be extremely problematic. The new RSC production goes some...