UK Reviews

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The House of Bernada Alba

They say that as class sizes get bigger, teaching becomes less about teaching and more about crowd control, and the same might apply to staging a play...
Jack and the Beanstalk New Wimbledon Theatre, London
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Pantomime Paradise! That must be the accolade for yet another triumphant Christmas production at the New Wimbledon Theatre, that grand old edifice bui...
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Rusticana / Pagliacci

This revival of Michieletto’s splendid production of “Cav and Pag” provides a wonderful evening of ‘verismo’ opera. We get singing – and acting - of t...
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Rapunzel

About this time last year there was a shameful incident in Sevenoaks, when a local resident, seeing a poster advertising their forthcoming production ...
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101 Dalmations

Dodie Smith’s novel is probably recognised by most from its Disney film adaptation. Nonetheless, the image of 101 black and white spotted dogs is one ...
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Transpose

Transpose: Barbican is now in its second year as an event for transgender performers to find and express their own voices and experiences. The evening...
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The Woman in White

It’s not often that a revival manages so completely to expunge the memory of the original production. However, Thom Southerland’s new staging of The W...
The Arabian Nights Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
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The Arabian Nights

The stories within stories within The Arabian Nights is an immensely appealing theatrical concept, offering a wealth of opportunities to directors and...
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Eugene Onegin

The splendid OperaUpClose team has come up with another reworked version of an operatic classic - and it is a triumph.  The story of boredom, infatuat...