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Alcina

On the face of it, Handel operas should not work. Bafflingly complicated plots and a long series of ‘Da Capo’ arias where the opening section repeats ...
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Richard II

‘Tangle’ is a touring company devoted to showcasing African and Caribbean excellence. This current tour, culminating in London this month, brings thei...
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Strictly Ballroom

If the title of this excellent show reminds you of a popular competition on BBC1, you will have a clue as to what it is about.  This will be confirmed...
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A Gig for Ghosts

A Gig for Ghosts. Is it a play? Is it a musical? Well, it has songs, but they don’t really function as you’d expect them to in a musical, so let’s cal...
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The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Jack Thorne’s play originated at the Edinburgh Fringe before touring widely in 2017. But for most likely audience members this will be a new play. It ...
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Walking with Ghosts

What a tour de force!  I had not been expecting anything this good.  But just with some lighting and sound effects, and a few props, Gabriel Byrne was...
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Medea

There is a moment in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Medea when Adura Onashile – playing the titular character – stands stock still, ...
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The Osmonds

Like C.S. Lewis in a different context, I was “surprised by joy”.  Back in the 1970s I was clinging on to the counter-cultural pretensions of the hipp...
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The Magic Flute

This utterly absorbing retelling of The Magic Flute is a triumph for Opera Alegria – and for the Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn season. I must confess to ...