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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 ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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HERE

With a nod to the ‘kitchen-sink dramas’ of the 1960s, Here is set in a dreary kitchen somewhere in the West Midlands, a setting for family arguments a...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Dinner with Groucho

Dinner with Groucho is a kind of one-act fantasia on the historic fact that T S Eliot and Groucho Marx were pen pals who met once late in their lives ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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From Here To Eternity

There’s really only one question that needs to be asked about From Here To Eternity which has just opened at The Charing Cross Theatre and is due to b...
3.0
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A Dead Body in Taos

A body has been found in the desert outside Taos, New Mexico.  It is identified, cremated and the ashes scattered.  But is the person who inhabited it...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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La Bohéme

Paris. An attic with no heating on Christmas eve, with four artists- Rodolfo, a poet, Marcello, a painter, Schaunard, a musician and Colline, a philos...
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Saturday Night Fever

All that glitters is gold in the 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever reimagined for the stage by Bill Kenwright and starring Jack Wilcox and Rebek...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Band’s Visit

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police orchestra finds itself stuck by mistake in Beit Hatikva (a fictional ghost town in the Negev desert of Israel) instea...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Spike

Spike is an extremely entertaining biographical dramatic comedy about the life of Spike Milligan during his “Goons” period at the BBC. It includes as ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Footloose

This is a curate’s egg of a show.  It’s good in parts, indeed very good. But some of it is pretty bad, particularly the story.  Well, it fits into the...