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Tree

Tree is a story of tangled roots, disputed histories and a past that is not as clear cut or understood as you think. And that’s just the story of the ...
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La Calisto

As always, Longborough’s final presentation of the year is a showcase for emerging talent. This time the production is a modernised update by director...
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Unfortunate – the Musical

I am constantly amazed and impressed by fringe theatre and what can be achieved with a simplistic set and costume when the acting and concept are so s...
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Final Cut
Le Festival d’Avignon

According to its writer, director, and performer Myriam Saduis, Final Cut should not be called a show, and not even a performance. Instead, she sugges...
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At Black Lake

At Black Lake, written by German playwright Dea Loher and translated by Daniel Brunet, opens with an arrival. Johnny and Else show up late to Eddy and...
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A Comedy of Errors

This is the fourth year in a row that I have been to see Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour production in the Bodleian Quadrangle (or to give it its proper n...
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Patience

When I learned the show’s premise, I was originally skeptical that watching competitive solitaire players square off could be as gripping as a fast-pa...
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Queen of Hearts

It has become such a rote exercise for directors and choreographers to plunder Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic that one would be forgiven for ignor...