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Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky very much wanted to write opera for adults about real characters, avoiding implausible operatic devices and melodramatic conceits. In ‘Eug...
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Renewal

For most musicians the last few years have been a bleak experience of lost work, a maze of paperwork before travel is possible, and the fundamental lo...
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Oklahoma!

This classic musical has received so many outings the first question to pose is why make another? This production, originating at Bard College and the...
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Age of Rage

Ivo van Hove is touring with his company Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, and comes to the Barbican for a brief residency. ‘The Age of Rage’ is simil...
3.0***
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The Corn is Green

Emlyn Williams is an unjustly neglected figure in the history of British theatre. As a writer and actor (on stage and screen) he made major contributi...
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Lohengrin

‘Lohengrin’ was Wagner’s first clear masterpiece, but it is all the same an uneasy work, embodying both the culmination of one tradition of operatic w...
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Pilgrims

‘Pilgrims’ dates from 2016 and has had performances at several venues around the country. It is well suited as a play for final-year students in that ...
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Peter Grimes

Since its first performance in 1945, ‘Peter Grimes’ has never left the repertory and its status as a masterpiece of twentieth-century opera has never ...
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Dev’s Army

‘Strange Fish Theatre’ perform a very valuable role in bringing to the UK the best of Irish playwrighting, whether classic or more recent. Their last ...