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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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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

If you’ve never experienced the kind of performance akin to what Shakespeare must have encountered the first time he attended a play given by a troupe...
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The Tempest

Oxford’s much-loved professional theatre company, Creation Theatre, has a well-deserved reputation for taking risks in the interests of telling a grea...
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Die Fledermaus

The Revenge of the Bat is a better title for this insubstantial piece of Viennese musical farce. Its only claim to a place in the modern repertoire is...
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Measure for Measure

Greg Doran has directed a clean and riveting production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. It is a clear and easily accessible production of a play...
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Don Giovanni

The director Martin Constantine has managed to create a brilliantly witty, surprisingly moving and totally engaging production of Mozart and Da Ponte’...
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Pictures of Dorian Gray

Jermyn Street Theatre’s production of Pictures of Dorian Gray represents everything I love about the theatre. Working with clean simplicity and limite...
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Stones in His Pockets

The most striking and captivating thing about STONES IN HIS POCKETS is that two actors play all the parts, male and female, with great energy and pana...
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The Turn of the Screw

“I am the hidden life that stirs when the candle is out” is the line of the libretto that remains in my memory after this superb production of The Tur...
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Hobson’s Choice

With a witty script wonderfully executed by an almost infallible cast, Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Hobson’s Choice is a fantastic watch. She has tran...