Wales

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Hedda Gabler

At the beginning of the Sherman Theatre’s new production of Hedda Gabler, Hedda (Heledd Gwynn) is alone on stage, her back turned to us. Her husband G...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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On Bear Ridge

Welsh playwright Ed Thomas’s return to the stage fifteen years after his previous creation opens in memorably unceremonious fashion. In fact, On Bear ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Crave

In Crave, four unnamed voices (C, M, B, and A) echo without ever quite responding to each other. Occasionally lines latch onto each other, word patter...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Shooting Rabbits

Shooting Rabbits is not a particularly plot-driven play, yet I feel hard put to give you, reader, a very clear idea of its content without spoiling so...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Taming of the Shrew

Jo Clifford’s vital re-envisioning of The Taming of the Shrew examines the darker underbelly of current explorations of gender and sexuality. In an es...
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Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi often fell foul of the censors, and he was well aware that an opera about the assassination of a popular Swedish monarch was pretty lik...
3.0★ ★ ★
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The Magic Flute

How can you not love an opera that begins with the hero running on stage pursued by a giant lobster, screaming for help, and fainting? This charming r...
2.0★ ★
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BLUE

A strong cast, a sleek production: on paper, there is a lot to like about BLUE. Rhys Warrington’s first play, the press release tells us, harkens back...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Shed Man

All Brian really wants is an afternoon to himself, so he can build a shed to put ‘his stuff’ in. Is it too much to ask? In Shed Man, Kevin Jones offer...
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La Traviata

This David McVicar production of Traviata is nearly ten years old now but has lost none of its narrative force and emotional power. It is not a ground...