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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...
2.0★ ★
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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...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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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 ...
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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls, J B Priestley’s famous allegorical play about class, socialism and social responsibility, seems more appropriate than ever. And St...
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King John

Let me start by saying that the new production of Shakespeare’s too-infrequently produced play, King John, is entertaining, moving, engaging, utterly ...
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Two Trains Running

I should begin by stating up front that I am a serious admirer and fan of the works of August Wilson. For me the plays he has written should be consid...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Macbeth

I am a fan of Paul Hart’s work as a director and have previously enjoyed very much his approach to Shakespeare plays as well as his innovative musical...
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War Horse

War Horse is a very special and remarkable piece of theatre. Probably influenced by Julie Taymor’s thoughtful use of puppets in her innovative approac...
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Kiss Me, Kate

The new production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury is quite simply a triumph. I cannot begin to praise it enough. Of course, it i...