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Beauty, Love and Death

Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is a treasure trove of gems from a musical age that should be better known. Though a lot of early opera is nowad...
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Shakespeare in Love

At one level I have nothing but good to report about the play Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norma...
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La Cenerentola

Welsh National Opera has taken two of their productions to the Hippodrome in Bristol, a brave venture given the limitations of the venue, the most ser...
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Tamburlaine

Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine was a huge, influential success when it first burst upon the stage; it is one of the seminal and also one of the gre...
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Tartuffe

The thing about the production of the new play called Tartuffe at the RSC is that it is really a play by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto who have created...
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The Capital

Birmingham theatre company Stan’s Cafe’s new show The Capital explores five lives crossing paths. They meet as they search for very different goals in...
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The Messiah

The Messiah by Patrick Barlow tells the story of a playwright, Maurice Rose (Hugh Dennis). Rose is joined on stage by his bumbling counterpart, Ronald...
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Twelfth Night

Asked to sum up Twelfth Night in three words, director Wils Wilson said “CHARATER CHARACTER CHARACTER”. This does not go unnoticed when watching her t...
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Stuff

‘Stuff’, ‘Women and Theatre’s’ devised exploration of hoarding disorder, opens with a snapshot of isolation. Piles of boxes and possessions sit in the...
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Still Alice

The adaptation of Lisa Genova’s novel, by Christine Mary Dunford, is an Ibsen play. Its central figure, Alice, begins to forget things. She finds hers...