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Chasing Hares

This new play at the Young Vic operates on a number of levels. On the face of it, the play is a family drama woven into a stand-off at a clothing fact...
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Little Women

‘The perfect summer came to pass, but not to stay.’ This line from near the end of Mark Adamo’s contemporary opera captures the key theme of this comi...
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Anything Goes

After huge success in its first iteration this production of Cole Porter’s Depression-era pick-me-up musical returns to the Barbican with a new cast. ...
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Dennis of Penge

In this new play Annie Siddons draws on her own life-experiences in Southeast London to rework ‘The Bacchae’ by Euripides for a contemporary audience....
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Patriots

This new play from Peter Morgan could not be more topical, though to everyone’s credit the lessons and pointers are oblique rather than obvious. The e...
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Barefoot in the Park

As many readers of this website will know, the Mill at Sonning is a wholly delightful theatre venue. When you are perched in a converted mill over a b...
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Carmen

What more is there to say about ‘Carmen’, most familiar of operas? One answer to that is given in Matthew Bourne’s ballet now showing to great acclaim...
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The Gunpowder Plot

Anyone walking past the Tower of London is probably unaware of the Tower Vaults, a huge underground cellarage on three levels, all that remains of the...
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The Wedding

Gecko’s show ‘The Wedding’ was a great success at the Barbican back in 2019 and now returns for a limited run as part of the London Mime Festival, tho...