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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...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

Rather like ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, this opera is fairly indestructible in any production. As environmental awareness has grown so this parable abou...
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The Two Character Play

This is an intriguing and brave revival of Tennessee Williams’s The Two Character Play. It is brave because like all Williams’s late plays it was sava...
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360 Allstars

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