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The Spanish Tragedy

The Blue Elephant Theatre is a marvellous little place. Tucked away down a side street somewhere between Camberwell, Brixton and Oval, hosting regular...
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The Lyons

"Even contempt is a connection”.  Nicky Silver’s new play, The Lyons, puts an estranged and fighting family in a confined hospital room and watches as...
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An Enemy of the People

There is a certain power to An Enemy of the People. A power which has sometimes overflowed the bounds of the theatre. The famous instance would be its...
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The Domestic Crusaders

Three generations of a Pakistani American family meet for a reunion in the wake of 9/11? The one line synopsis rankled, and as I walked into Tara Arts...
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Religion and Anarchy

Steven Berkoff’s play articulates the anti-Semitic perceptions of British society, highlighting a prejudice that still permeates through our present c...
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A Tale of Two Cities

Gielgud-Rattigan’s 1935 adaptation—premièring now but for a 1950 BBC radio play, is a fantastic idea. Dickens wrote London like a lover, and drama wit...
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Fidelio

Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, was written and edited over a period of nine years. The entire opera takes place within the walls of a prison, where ...
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Ghosts

On a bleak, Norwegian night a young artist, Osvald Alving (Mark Quartley,) returns, broken, to his mother from Europe. He is diseased in both body and...
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Jekyll and Hyde

The leaflet claims you will leave the theatre feeling dirty and I suppose you have to credit them for accurate advertising. This is an adaptation o...
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In The Jungle of Cities

Word of warning: ‘this is not for the sane.’ Even dedicated admirers of Brecht were baffled by this play. Set in Chicago, there are no key elements...