3.0★ ★ ★
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A Kind of People

This is a strange and fascinating play - part sitcom, part agitprop, part tragedy. It deals with white racism against our ethnic minority communities ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Seraglio

Mozart was a businessman who was always on the lookout for ways to make money and get his music to a wider audience. This singspiel, written in 1782 f...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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The Elixir of Love

The Welsh are coming! After a Don Pasquale set in Cardiff around a kebab van, we now have an Elisir set in a café in Barry - admittedly it is run by I...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir

Stav Meishar, who devised The Escape Act and performed it at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, modestly describes the piece as a “work in progress”. It is al...
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I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Bellini’s operas marks the transition from eighteenth century Opera Seria to the bel canto operas of the early nineteenth century. Though he died youn...
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Count Ory
Grimeborn 2019

Count Ory is a comic opera by Rossini that rarely gets performed today. Written for performance in Paris in 1828, the year the Duke of Wellington beca...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Silk Moth
Grimeborn 2019

This strange trilogy is made up of two short pieces – The Heart’s Ear and Bel Canto – and a longer piece, Silk Moth by Bushra El –Turk, which they ‘bo...
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Die Fledermaus
Grimeborn 2019

This version of the old Viennese operetta is subtitled The Revenge of the Bat-man. It is charmingly updated to the present day with maids becoming nan...
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Forgetting Heledd

Forgetting Heledd is a very powerful piece of theatre, telling the story of a family coping with early onset dementia through the eyes and the words o...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Die Fledermaus

The Revenge of the Bat is a better title for this insubstantial piece of Viennese musical farce. Its only claim to a place in the modern repertoire is...