London

Orpheus on UK Tour

Following two sold-out runs at Battersea Arts Centre and at the world-renowned Salzburg Festival, Little Bulb Theatre’s critically-acclaimed productio...
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Madama Butterfly

Burbach’s new production of Madama Butterfly draws on traditional Japanese ghost stories to ‘radically reframe’ the opera. The result is haunting on s...
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The Wanton Sublime and The Medium

Go and catch this show NOW. Running for five nights at Dalston’s intimate Arcola Theatre as part of the annual Grimeborn Festival, director Robert Sha...
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The Invited

Set in rural Suffolk in 1916, this new opera, with music by Richard Knight and words by Norman Welch, tells the story of two sisters, estranged from t...
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Daphne

Why is it that whenever a classic is ‘updated’ it gets set during one of the world wars? How many Shakespearean Nazis have traipsed the boards in heav...
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Falstaff

Gulham Opera’s version of Verdi’s late masterpiece, Falstaff, is a delight. Though the setting is modern day - the ‘seaside postcard’ vibe reminds me ...
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Macbeth in Cantonese

To bear witness to Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio’s adaptation of Macbeth is an experience. The production has obvious overtones of Western minimalism b...
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Gariné

This opera is a strange but delightful little gem. Tchouhadjian, apparently known as the ‘Oriental Offenbach’, composed this work in 1875. It was orig...
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I Believe in Unicorns

I Believe in Unicorns is the theatrical adaption of celebrated Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s story and is typically amazingly magical and...
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The Iliad Live

This, the latest offering in the Almeida Theatre’s ‘Greeks’ series -- which has been a brilliant success with engaging adaptations of Greek tragedies ...