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Romeo and Juliet

The RSC’s production of Romeo and Juliet takes place on an almost entirely bare stage, the only set piece a concrete (or concrete-looking) cube in the...
Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre

One of the most famous passages in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre comes when the eponymous Jane, after discovering that her fiancé Rochester has lied to...
Hedda Gabler National Theatre UK Tour
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Hedda Gabler

The National Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler opens with Hedda and Berte, her maid, seated on stage. While other characters appear and talk to Ber...
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Evros: The Crossing River

Seemia Theatre’s new production, Evros, seeks to immerse the audience in the present refugee crisis: we follow Doaa, a nineteen year-old Syrian girl, ...
Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre
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Tejas Verdes

In 1973, the democratically elected socialist government of Chile was overthrown by a military coup; the new authoritarian government, led by General ...
English National Ballets Nutcracker. Photo © Laurent Liotardo
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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker attempts to present a traditional ballet with a darker edge; the Mouse King returns throughout, his presence felt...
King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016
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King Lear

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s bleakest plays: revolving around broken family ties, jealousy, betrayal, corruption, and madness, it addresses the p...
Anna Karenina at Theatro Technis
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Anna Karenina

Art-Vic’s new production of Anna Karenina is performed without a set, against a black backdrop decorated with train track patterns. Before the play ev...
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The Slave

LeRoi Jones’ play The Slave is described as ‘angry, passionate, and unapologetic’; unfortunately, in this production at least, this passion does not m...