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Educating Rita

To mark the 40th anniversary of Willy Russell’s accomplished play Educating Rita, a fine and faithful production is touring the land. The play is a...
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Cabaret

I encourage you to see this production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, which presents the show pretty much as originally intended. When the show was firs...
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The Boy in the Dress

Based on a book by David Walliams, the new Christmas-treat musical created by the RSC has all the hallmarks of their next West End hit in the traditio...
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Motown: The Musical

Motown: The Musical does not have the most coherent or in-depth script as it tells about the rise and then demise of the iconic pop label, but it does...
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Rigoletto

I am delighted to report that on this tour three out of the three operas brought to us by the Welsh National Opera were extremely worth attending both...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

The legendary David Pountney production of Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen is back on stage and is a major part of the WNO tour. I found it fresh, exci...
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Carmen

I caught up with the new WNO production of Bizet’s Carmen the other night in Oxford and can report that it is truly excellent both musically and drama...
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A Museum in Baghdad

The idea of A Museum in Baghdad is a strong one, and one that interests me a lot. The production of this new play by Hannah Khalil is highly professio...
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The Lovely Bones

I have to report that the stage production of The Lovely Bones (from the hugely successful novel by Alice Sebold, adapted by Bryony Lavery) is one of ...