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Kiss Me, Kate

The new production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury is quite simply a triumph. I cannot begin to praise it enough. Of course, it i...
3.0★ ★ ★
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La Calisto

As always, Longborough’s final presentation of the year is a showcase for emerging talent. This time the production is a modernised update by director...
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

If you’ve never experienced the kind of performance akin to what Shakespeare must have encountered the first time he attended a play given by a troupe...
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Measure for Measure

Greg Doran has directed a clean and riveting production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. It is a clear and easily accessible production of a play...
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Don Giovanni

The director Martin Constantine has managed to create a brilliantly witty, surprisingly moving and totally engaging production of Mozart and Da Ponte’...

Kissing Kate at the Watermill

An interview by Mel Cooper with the director Paul Hart about his new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate opening at the Watermill Theatre near N...
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Stones in His Pockets

The most striking and captivating thing about STONES IN HIS POCKETS is that two actors play all the parts, male and female, with great energy and pana...
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HAIR

Oh, dear! I am having real trouble analysing this new production of the iconic musical Hair. Partly that is because I am very familiar with the materi...
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Anna Bolena

Anna Bolena is one of the great operas of the Italian romantic era. Historically, it was innovative both musically and dramatically. Among other reaso...
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Don Pasquale

The Welsh National Opera have again produced a “reduced” version of an opera to tour small scale and mid-sized venues throughout this summer. Except t...