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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...
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Das Rheingold

The new Longborough Opera Festival production of Das Rheingold approximates, within the “given” of its setting and budget, just about everything that ...
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Napoli, Brooklyn

I liked Napoli, Brooklyn. I found it interesting, though in the end it just didn’t quite add up for me. Set in Brooklyn in 1960, the story of three da...
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The Provoked Wife

The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh is given a production that it truly deserves at the RSC, pivoting cleverly between disgust with human mendacity and...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Watermill Theatre near Newbury is another success for this fascinating and ...

Interview with Carl Grose

Mel Cooper interviews the playwright who is also the Associate director of the Kneehigh Theatre Company. Carl Grose is the Associate Director of th...
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Club Tropicana the Musical

I try to accept “the given” of anything I see. But I am afraid that this time I simply cannot accept Club Tropicana. I tried. I wanted to enjoy it. I ...
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Richard III

The new Headlong production of Shakespeare’s Richard III is to be seen if possible because of the intelligent and thoughtful direction by John Haidar ...