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Falstaff

Verdi’s last opera is a two-fold miracle – of both economy and prodigality.  He started with the advantage of Boito’s superb libretto which strengthen...
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The Lehman Trilogy

Three brothers, in three acts, and spread over three generations: this is the pattern for Ben Power’s adaptation of Stefano Massini’s sprawling accoun...
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The Turn of the Screw

Britten’s The Turn of the Screw was premiered as long ago as 1954, his first project after the relative failure of his coronation opera ‘Gloriana’. Bu...
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Portraits in Otherness

As a primarily non-verbal creative medium dance is always a challenge to the reviewer trying to find suitable words that are evocative rather than pre...
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Cosi Fan Tutte

A really fine performance of this opera is very rare: often productions veer too much in the direction of cheap farce on the one hand or brittle cynic...
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La Traviata

‘La Traviata’ stands alongside ‘Il Trovatore’ and ‘Rigoletto’ as one of the three operas that launch Verdi’s middle period when he had attained full m...
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The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack is a well-established Australian touring group of exceptional tap dancers – precise, balletic and athletic - who also are no mean singers...
Mayfly by Joe White at Orange Tree Theatre_photo by Helen Murray
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The Mayfly

The challenges and often gritty realities of English rural life are not examined often enough by contemporary playwrights, and Joe White deserves cred...