UK Reviews

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Rock of Ages

Only two weeks ago the New Wimbledon Theatre, opening at last after so many months of ‘restrictions’, was packed with fans of the musical Waitress, an...
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MXNIFESTO

Titania Gethsemane McGrath is “a spoof radical intersectionalist poet”.  When I read that before the show, I was puzzled.  What on earth is an interse...
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Piazzolla Project

This year’s Grimeborn festival came to an end on Sunday with an uplifting survey of the career and work of Astor Piazzolla from the new four-person co...
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Rigoletto

An air of some excitement and anticipation hangs in the packed Royal Opera House’s auditorium.  This is the first performance since the first COVID-19...
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The Memory of Water

I have one sister, a half-sister, who I admire more than anything. Yes we have our differences, one of us loves printed fabric and perfume, whilst the...
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Waitress

‘Waitress’ may not (yet) have gone the way of ‘actress’, but Waitress has come to Wimbledon with a whoosh.  Last night may have been Press Night, but ...
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Orfeo and Zanetto Double Bill

Barefoot Opera brought an unusual double bill to Grimeborn at the Arcola. They paired a shortened version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice with Zanetto, a...
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Invisible Me

Sex in the Sixties?  Well, that was the decade of sexual liberation (though it rather passed your reviewer by).  But sex for the over-sixties?  Back i...
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Rockets and Blue Lights

This fascinating and challenging play by Winsome Pinnock starts from ideas stimulated by two paintings by JMW Turner. The first – 'The Slave Ship' – w...
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13 Musical

This is an energetic and joyous production of Jason Robert Brown’s 13 (Musical). The entire cast and band consists of teenagers. The production was ma...