London

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Club Briefs

The disreputable cousin of Briefs : Close Encounters, this late night show is an even less likely venue to take your maiden aunt to, or a card-carryin...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Carmen

Barrie Kosky’s adaptation of Carmen is a bit hit-and-miss. There is plenty to enjoy, but aesthetically it is a crazy concoction that often distracts f...
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Dystopian Dream

The high star rating is for Wang and Ramirez and their video collaborator, Nick Hillel, who together make a wonderful trio of talent. The “music” o...
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Bullet Tongue

The Big House is a charity supporting young care leavers through theatrical work. Their freshly refurbished space in Islington is an incredibly valuab...
2.0★ ★
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An Honourable Man

There is a real need for art to explore the causes and roots of our current populist phase of politics. Unfortunately, this is not that. While well...
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Dirty Dancing

The time is 1963, the place Middle America – and the music?  Well, a lot of it is great Sixties stuff, such as Wipe Out by the Surfaris, and Do You Lo...
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The Secret Marriage

The Secret Marriage is one of those lost treasures of late eighteenth century opera. First performed in Vienna in 1792 it was popular all over Europe ...
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Simon Boccanegra

Genoa, 14th century is a backdrop to a political, social and personal drama cradled in the agonies of love, machinations, feuds and eventual reconcili...
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Briefs: Close Encounters

This is not a show to take your maiden aunt to, or a card-carrying member of the Democratic Unionist Party. It is decadent. It is ripely gay. And it h...