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The Pirates of Penzance

By common consent this work is the most perfectly finished of the Savoy Operas. It can simply be read as a rambunctious, witty, paradoxical comedy wit...
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52 Portraits

Throughout last year the co-creators of this one-off screening have compiled 52 gestural video portraits of dancers or former dancers each running to ...
St Joan Donmar Warehouse
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Saint Joan

Bernard Shaw’s plays, for all their number and reputation, are not often seen in London, so a revival of even his most famous work, St Joan (1924), is...
Northern Ballet Romeo & Juliet, Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
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Romeo and Juliet

For those of us brought up on Kenneth Macmillan’s 1960s choreography it is hard to imagine the ballet done any other way. All the more so given the im...
ENO Tosca 2016
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Tosca

Yet another production of Tosca – what could be new to add relish to the reviewer’s jaded palate? In fact a great deal, even though this production is...
iD – Cirque Éloize The Peacock Theatre
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iD – Cirque Éloize

With the worldwide change of attitudes towards the use of animals in performance contexts the world of the circus has undergone a transformation far m...
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 2016 © ROH
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia

This sequence of performances is a revival of the interpretation first staged at Covent Garden in 2005, which made a major impression initially for it...
Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios
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Vanities: The Musical

The original play from which this fine work stems was a hit on Broadway some forty years ago, and the musical version has been around for a decade. Bu...
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Britten In Brooklyn

In late 1940 Benjamin Britten crossed the Atlantic and moved in with his friend W.H.Auden, who was occupying a floor of a large Brooklyn brownstone. H...