Cardiff

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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...
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War and Peace

Prokofiev's operatic version of Tolstoy's novel presents a range of challenges for any opera company. David Pountney's production for Welsh National O...
3.0★ ★ ★
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A Recipe for Sloe Gin

The photogenic Cornish coast, the sound of the flapping sails, a father and daughter’s embittered relationship, and idyllic memories of berry-picking ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Fiddler on the Roof

From the first chords of ‘Tradition’ onwards, this production of Fiddler on the Roof gives you a sense of sliding back into the familiar. From the she...
2.0★ ★
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Detention

Faebian Averies’ first play Detention presents us with two young girls, Olive (played by Averies herself) and Mary (Hari Hodgetts), both pupils in a c...
The MF with the Hat, credit John Johnston
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The Motherf**ker with the Hat

It’s not all good or bad. The last few months have proven to be an anxious time for regional theatres across the UK, with increasingly tight budgets, ...