UK Reviews

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La Fiesta

In the best of flamenco you are drawn deeper and deeper into the emotional meaning of the piece through the stylised intensity of the dancing and the ...
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Man from La Mancha

Despite many successful revivals in the USA this musical has – incredibly – not been seen in London for fifty years. Of course there is one number – ‘...
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The Full Monty

They’ve done it again at the New Wimbledon Theatre – another brilliant show! Really, this is becoming a habit. It’s about time they put on a turkey, t...
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Like You Hate Me

Like You Hate Me is a play full of raw honesty and emotion. The relationship between the two characters (the play is a two-hander) jumps dizzyingly be...
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Little Death Club

I’ve just read a most enjoyable book entitled My Old Man by, of all people, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major. It’s notionally about his p...
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Metamorphosis

Few writers have explored alienation as well as Franz Kafka. His nightmarish prose, that pits individual against authority, arguably changed the way w...
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The Taming of the Shrew

The new RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew is eminently worth seeing for all the right reasons and one that is arguably the wrong one. (It also...
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Betrayal

Pinter’s Betrayal follows the lives of three artistic intellectuals involved in a love triangle. Emma is married to Robert but started secretly sleepi...
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Kunene and the King

What a fine play is Kunene and the King! In certain moments while attending to it I worried fleetingly that it was a bit contrived, but those moments ...
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Three Sisters

After her fascinating production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke, Rebecca Frecknall’s return to the Almeida does not disappoint! This time she...