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Ghosts

I have no idea why I have never before seen Ghosts; I’ve seen at least one production of most of Ibsen’s other plays. Coming to this tragedy for the v...
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The Fu Manchu Complex

Five East Asian actors “whiting up” to play posh, dago-hating Brits – it could be a biting, thought-provoking satire on racial stereotypes. The team b...
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Hamlet de Los Andes

The adaptation of Hamlet by Teatro de Los Andes is sublime, visually arresting and poignant. At one hour and twenty minutes it is a fleeting, yet very...
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Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus, one of the world’s most popular comic operetta’s, gets a wonderful revisionist make over under the direction of Christopher Alden and ...
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Scenes from a Marriage

A little bit of context helps to appreciate the impact of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. It began as a TV drama in 1970s Sweden where it was...
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Heaven in Berlin

"You create a place where people feel human”.  Brian, an aging rock and roll star who has run away to East Berlin, proclaims the beauty and the potent...
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The Spanish Tragedy

The Blue Elephant Theatre is a marvellous little place. Tucked away down a side street somewhere between Camberwell, Brixton and Oval, hosting regular...
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The Lyons

"Even contempt is a connection”.  Nicky Silver’s new play, The Lyons, puts an estranged and fighting family in a confined hospital room and watches as...