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The Egyptians

While we take Athenian tragedy as the foundation of so much of what has followed in the Western dramatic tradition, how often do we stop to think about how little we know of this art form and how it was perform...
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Dinner with Groucho

Dinner with Groucho is a kind of one-act fantasia on the historic fact that T S Eliot and Groucho Marx were pen pals who met once late in their lives to dine together when Groucho came to London. There was a lo...
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A Gig for Ghosts

A Gig for Ghosts. Is it a play? Is it a musical? Well, it has songs, but they don’t really function as you’d expect them to in a musical, so let’s call it a play with songs.  That hardly matters, really, as ...
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Sorry We Didn’t Die at Sea

An entirely black and bare stage replicates the interior of a container where three migrants are crossing an ocean. The only props are the things they have with them - one carries only a knife, another a rucksa...
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Having been grounded in folk singing at Wigan folk clubs, I wondered why men were always singing the songs (except for me). Now I find from this play that it was in fact the women who were behind the tradition ...
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Tucked between the shops on the ground floor of The Galleries are two sliding doors and a small neon sign - polyphony. While I waited for this immersive audio installation to begin, it felt like a stop on the j...
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Les Indes Galantes

Marcio da Silva's groundbreaking company Ensemble Orquesta (EO) is fast developing an enviable reputation for bringing rare baroque treasures to the opera stage. For this fascinating production he has produced ...
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London MIME Festival 2022

Aurélien Bory’s aSH is the final opus in his trilogy of large-scale solos for unique female dancers. It began in 2008 with Questcequetudeviens? It was followed by Plexus in 2012. In this trilogy, according to h...
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Panto is its own art form, and not an easy one to get right.  Whether you are aiming at children or adults you must observe the tried and tested formulas – there has to be a hero and heroine, a best boy, a pant...