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Volpone

Trevor Nunn has created a strikingly intelligent production of Volpone that is very sharp indeed in its observations of the corruption of a class-ridd...
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Love Me Tender

It is my growing opinion that the modern compendium musical is the replacement for old time vaudeville or music hall: for a popular entertainment that...
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The Producers

I happen to have seen this show in its original productions in New York and London as well as the film of the musical version and the original 1967 ve...
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The Queen of Spades

You will rarely hear a better sung and conducted version of this tense and tragic Tchaikovsky masterpiece than the one being performed in David Alden’...
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Calamity Jane

I went to see this worried that the stage version would be overshadowed by the classic Doris Day/Howard Keel film and their performances. Certainly, t...
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Richard Alston Dance Company

The extensive January-through-May Spring tour of the Richard Alston Dance Company ended at the Oxford Playhouse on 27 May this year. They are next app...
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Jersey Boys

One of the most successful of the compilation shows is Jersey Boys, telling the story of the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and just about every song the...