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Monster

Monster covers a really tough and difficult topic and does so with enormous humanity and real depth. It views a tragic and evil act through the lens o...
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Closer

Closer was first performed 25 years ago - in May 1997. I first saw it in Athens in 2008 and was immediately hooked by the play’s power through simpl...
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South Pacific

Anyone who is a fan of the film South Pacific approaches a new production with some trepidation. Will it be as good? Will the actors pull it off? Will...
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101 Dalmatians

Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians is one of the most popular stories of the 20th century. Disney, of course, contributed to the story bec...
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Much Ado About Nothing

The auditorium was packed on the night I attended (and it was not press night),. The laughter and cheering from the audience were a clear indication t...
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Incoronazione di Poppea

Monteverdi was a venerable and celebrated church musician of 75 when he wrote Poppea. It was quite common for church composers to supplement their inc...
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Chasing Hares

This new play at the Young Vic operates on a number of levels. On the face of it, the play is a family drama woven into a stand-off at a clothing fact...
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Antonio e Cleopatra

Johann Hasse was one of the most popular opera composers of the eighteenth century. He died in 1783 (just 8 years before Mozart's death) but he was 84...
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Little Women

‘The perfect summer came to pass, but not to stay.’ This line from near the end of Mark Adamo’s contemporary opera captures the key theme of this comi...