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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 ...
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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 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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Back to the Future:
The Musical

Show business is, as the saying goes, not art, but business. And business can be a very venal beast. Rarely has that been more blindingly obvious t...
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Piazzolla Project

This year’s Grimeborn festival came to an end on Sunday with an uplifting survey of the career and work of Astor Piazzolla from the new four-person co...
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Orfeo and Zanetto Double Bill

Barefoot Opera brought an unusual double bill to Grimeborn at the Arcola. They paired a shortened version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice with Zanetto, a...
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13 Musical

This is an energetic and joyous production of Jason Robert Brown’s 13 (Musical). The entire cast and band consists of teenagers. The production was ma...
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Bach & Sons

There are often good grounds to be wary of plays centred on the lives of historical figures. The balance between ‘telling’ and ‘showing’ is notoriousl...
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John and Jen

John and Jen is an interesting two-character musical.  Well performed, with detailed orchestrations of simple songs, a teenage brother and sister go t...
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Die Walküre

Back in 2019 Grimeborn began its exploration of Wagner’s Ring cycle with the inspired idea of reviving the reduced-scale version devised by Jonathan D...