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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...
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Flare Path

I was very keen to catch up with this play, which is now touring extensively in a solidly cast and directed production. It has become a work of some h...
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Gangsta Granny

I caught up with the BSC stage adaptation of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny in Oxford at the New Theatre where it was spending a week before moving of...
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Queen Anne

I was out of the country when Queen Anne opened and finally caught up with it only at the very end of December. It has had much praise – and for me th...