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Candida

Why is Bernard Shaw now so rarely performed? At the time of his death in 1950 he was considered the finest living dramatist within the British Isles, ...
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Uncle Vanya

When you learn that a performance of this play will only last a little over an hour it is a shock to the system. In Chekhov you generally expect time ...
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Death in Venice

This opera is one where the biographical context of the composer is more than usually relevant. With his health failing in the early 1970s and a heart...
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Touching the Void

This year is the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s remarkable memoir, Touching the Void, later made into an equally successful...
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Death of a Salesman

This production of Miller’s most famous play has transferred into the West End from the Young Vic. Half of the cast has changed but the two senior rol...
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The Match Box

Frank McGuinness has built up a formidable reputation over the past thirty years as a poet, adaptor of plays in translation, writer of screenplays and...
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Red Velvet

Red Velvet has had great success on both sides of the Atlantic since its first appearance at the Tricyle/Kiln back in 2012, and deservedly so. It is a...
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Orpheus in the Underworld

Emma Rice is a wonderful example of a ‘marmite’ director, whose productions are either greeted as startlingly original interventions that make you loo...
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Orpheus and Eurydice

Gluck’s contribution to the development of opera is still under-appreciated, straddling as he does the transition between the Baroque and Classical er...