UK Reviews

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Arrival

Arrival is a noisy, spectacular, and joyous celebration of the past, future, and present of a fascinating area that has been somewhat neglected since ...
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Satyagraha

Philip Glass’s music can be a marvellous tonic. English National Opera 2007 production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha was first staged at the London ...
2.0★ ★
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9 to 5

Never before have I been so out of kilter with an audience.  I thought the show was terrible.  But the theatre was absolutely packed, and at the end, ...
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Love and Other Acts of Violence

The newly refurbished and upgraded Donmar Warehouse reopened its doors with Love and Other Acts of Violence by Cordelia Lynn. True to the title, it st...
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A Splinter of Ice

It is 1987 and the Soviet Union is not long for this world. Neither – it turns out – were Graham Greene and Kim Philby, the latter dying a year later ...
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RICE

This play by Michele Lee won awards in Australia a few years back, receives its first co-production - the Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Compa...
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Romeo & Juliet

The Royal Ballet returns with a bang to Covent Garden with its much-loved production of Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, first developed at the heigh...
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The Mirror and the Light

The stage version of Hilary Mantel’s first two novels on the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell was the theatrical event of 2014-15, and now the adaptat...
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The Normal Heart

Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’ (1985) is recognised as one of the most influential plays to come out of the AIDS/HIV crisis. Its influence is obvio...
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Jenůfa

Jenůfa (1904) is Janáček’s first mature opera, but still underperformed in comparison with the five masterpieces that follow it. Though there are stil...