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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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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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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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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...
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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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Rock of Ages

Only two weeks ago the New Wimbledon Theatre, opening at last after so many months of ‘restrictions’, was packed with fans of the musical Waitress, an...
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MXNIFESTO

Titania Gethsemane McGrath is “a spoof radical intersectionalist poet”.  When I read that before the show, I was puzzled.  What on earth is an interse...
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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...