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The Alchemist

Along with Jonson’s Volpone, this is one of the peaks of comic-satiric theatre from the Jacobean era and the RSC has done us a service both in playing...
Tannhauser, Longborough Festival Opera
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Tannhäuser

Tannhäuser is one of the less performed of the Wagner operas, usually; but on the evidence of this production at Longborough it deserves more attentio...
Clybourne Park Oxfrd Playhouse
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Clybourne Park

Bruce Norris had a great success with his play Clybourne Park in American and in the UK when it was first done and on the evidence of this fine produc...
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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men was an unexpected success when it was published; but as I understand it, he was still somewhat dissatisfied wit...
King Lear Oxford Playhouse UK Tour
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King Lear

The new production of King Lear directed intelligently by Max Webster and highlighting a powerful performance by Michael Pennington is touring at the ...
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Hamlet

This is an intelligent, energetic and original Hamlet that should have even the most jaded student of the play reconsidering it afresh. At the centre ...
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Snow White

I was deeply impressed by the Ballet Lorent’s retelling in dance of Snow White. A seriously impressive show in the idiom of contemporary dance and aim...
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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...