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The Turn of The Screw

Britten’s major operas revolve around a series of key themes and The Turn of the Screw is the most harrowing account of one of them - the corruption o...
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TOOT: Be Here Now

Shoreditch Town Hall in the heart of Hoxton is the venue for this charming, chaotic and inconsequential piece of performance theatre. Described by its...
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The Silver Tassie

Sean O’Casey’s anti-war play was famously rejected by W B Yeats for its first production at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Yeats may have had good reaso...
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Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s plays have a special place in British theatre so a stage adaptation of his only novel has a lot to live up to. To find the right tone fo...
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Relative Values

This Noel Coward comedy from 1951 is a deceptive creation. Its form is a familiar one, the country house comedy. Its preoccupations - class, snobbery,...
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Hidden

Hidden is a series of short monologues and dialogues with a great deal of humour but with a dark centre. It is delivered with style and passion by its...
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A Small Family Business

Alan Ayckbourn apparently hates being described as a political playwright but “A Small Family Business”, revived at the National Theatre 27 years afte...
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Faust

Gounod’s version of the Faust legend could only have been written for Paris. This Faust is not a man in search of wisdom or knowledge or power.  He is...
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The Magic Flute

Mozart’s Magic Flute is so rich in music and in story that it can bear a hundred different interpretations. It can be a pantomime, a tragedy, a comedy...
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Rachael’s Café

Bloomington Indiananow has at least two claims to fame. It is the setting for “Breaking Away”, the wonderful and underrated film by Peter Yates, and i...