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The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, which was originally called The Beau Defeated, is a neglected play by a neglected playwright named Mary Pix. I like...

Telling on Tina: A Star is Born

Because I will be travelling for a bit, I decided to see the new bio-musical Tina in one of its last previews. So technically I cannot review this sho...

Music is Drama

This is the season of the year when I become increasingly reminded that going to some musical events can be just as dramatic as going to a good play a...
Macbeth Royal Shakespeare Company__2018_ photo_by_richard_davenport__c__rsc
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Macbeth

Instead of being about the corruption of power, or about the unconscious power of guilt, this new production of Macbeth by Polly Findlay at the RSC in...
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The Duchess of Malfi

The DUCHESS OF MALFI by John Webster is one of the most difficult plays of the Jacobean Era both to interpret and to direct. Uncut, it is a complex, m...
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The Winslow Boy

The new production of Terence Rattigan’s 1946 hit play THE WINSLOW BOY that is touring the UK is a vivid reminder of just what a good playwright Ratti...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I am something of a fan of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I like the music, the initial eerie glissandos, some of the brillian...

The Drama of Music to See!

Sometimes there is as much drama in a musical performance such as an opera or a lieder recital as there is in any play. With opera and lieder, this is...
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Cilla, The Musical

At one level this is just another well-put-together biographical show in the tried and true genre of musicals based on the career and hits of a star, ...