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Semiramide

Rossini loved food. A gourmand and gourmet after whom many dishes were named, one of the few times he is known to have shed tears was when he lost a p...
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Transpose

Transpose: Barbican is now in its second year as an event for transgender performers to find and express their own voices and experiences. The evening...
Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Coriolanus

Coriolanus comes to the Barbican as the first instalment of the RSC’s Roman season in a transfer from Stratford. Any production of this under-performe...
Lucia di Lammermor © 2017 ROH. Photograph Stephen Cumminskey
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Lucia di Lammermoor

This famous opera regained its place in the repertory thanks to the role it played in the careers of Callas and Sutherland. However, it is has sustain...
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Insignificance

Thirty five years ago Insignificance was the breakthrough play of Terry Johnson, and from it came the film directed by Nicholas Roeg that is perhaps m...
The Best Man - (c) Geraint Lewis
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The Best Man

There are not many plays around right now that get to the heart of the tensions and conflicts of the political process in the way that, for example, I...
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Richard III

Antic Disposition have honed the historical contextualization of Shakespeare to a fine art. After a remarkable tour of Henry V last year, they have do...
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Now I am alone

Themed anthologies of Shakespeare are an old and respected theatre genre: Ellen Terry toured with her personal version of Shakespearean heroines and h...
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Bat out of Hell

The London Coliseum is used to welcoming bats around Christmas time when Die Fledermaus puts in an appearance, but it has never experienced anything l...
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Mayerling

Among Kenneth MacMillan’s many distinctive and famous ballets Mayerling continues to win the highest plaudits, and justly so. More than any of his oth...