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Don Giovanni

The director Martin Constantine has managed to create a brilliantly witty, surprisingly moving and totally engaging production of Mozart and Da Ponte’...

Kissing Kate at the Watermill

An interview by Mel Cooper with the director Paul Hart about his new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate opening at the Watermill Theatre near N...
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Stones in His Pockets

The most striking and captivating thing about STONES IN HIS POCKETS is that two actors play all the parts, male and female, with great energy and pana...
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HAIR

Oh, dear! I am having real trouble analysing this new production of the iconic musical Hair. Partly that is because I am very familiar with the materi...
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Anna Bolena

Anna Bolena is one of the great operas of the Italian romantic era. Historically, it was innovative both musically and dramatically. Among other reaso...
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Don Pasquale

The Welsh National Opera have again produced a “reduced” version of an opera to tour small scale and mid-sized venues throughout this summer. Except t...
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Das Rheingold

The new Longborough Opera Festival production of Das Rheingold approximates, within the “given” of its setting and budget, just about everything that ...
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Napoli, Brooklyn

I liked Napoli, Brooklyn. I found it interesting, though in the end it just didn’t quite add up for me. Set in Brooklyn in 1960, the story of three da...
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The Provoked Wife

The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh is given a production that it truly deserves at the RSC, pivoting cleverly between disgust with human mendacity and...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Watermill Theatre near Newbury is another success for this fascinating and ...