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Doctor Faustus

The new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus by director Maria Aberg is possibly the most convincing interpretation of this play that I ...
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Don Quixote

Angus Jackson, who directed a brilliant adaptation of the life of J Robert Oppenheimer for the RSC last year, has now done for the same company a thea...
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Thriller, Live

I went to Thriller, Live, a Michael Jackson Tribute Show and pop concert, in a sceptical frame of mind. My wife, who is much more an afficionado of th...

Pappano Rules Okay

Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall Erato 0825646 107896 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Verdi, Aida, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Lu...
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Carmen

I have now attended all three of the operas that Ellen Kent is touring around the country at the moment. Without a doubt, the strongest is Carmen; Tos...
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King Charles III

I normally dislike “what if” novels and plays, rewrites of or projections onto history, so I was quite sceptical about the play King Charles III by Mi...
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The Snow Maiden

I’m slightly reluctant fan of the Russian State Ballet of Siberia. They come through Oxford about once a year on their tours and lately I always try t...

Sinatra: Behind the Legend

Not Quite Totally Frank To celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, J Randy Taraborrelli has revised and updated his original biography of ...
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Chicago

I saw the latest cast of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago in Oxford where it was starting on a new tour. The production is the same one that comes from New Yo...