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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Simon Reade’s clever homage to Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, plays like a well made West End Drawing Room Thriller of the 19...
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Der Fliegende Holländer

The team at the Longborough Festival have managed to produce a Flying Dutchman that will itself live in legend, I believe. It is a superb production, ...
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Manchester Collective: Sirocco

“It’s not a concert, it’s a chat!” proclaimed Abel Selaocoe during the performance that took place in Manchester on the 9th June at the Stoller Hall. ...
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Birdsong

Birdsong combines the heartache of love with the heartbreak of war. The play goes back and forth from the trenches of the Western Front in 1916-18 to ...
RUMPELSTILTSKIN_BalletLORENT, Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE
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Rumpelstiltskin

On one level, the Ballet Lorent has once again created an interesting dance event that tells a fairy tale for both children and the adults that they b...
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Instructions for Border Crossing

Instructions for Border Crossing is a unique experience. It is a performance that depends to some degree on the audience's engagement with the lone pe...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The almost-legendary Midsummer Night’s Dream production by Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre has been revived again and is totally wonderful in alm...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A new production by English Touring Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Nuffield Southampton Theatres simply proves once again that the Tennessee Williams’ pla...
othello Everyman Playhouse, Liverpool
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Othello

When I heard that the Liverpool Everyman – a theatre close to my heart and home - was putting on a production of Othello in which the protagonist was ...
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Romeo and Juliet

I was ultimately quite pleased to have seen the new production of Romeo and Juliet at the RSC. However, I do have some serious quibbles. Romeo and Jul...