L ’ Orfeo Colston Hall ©Paul Box
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L’Orfeo

L’Orfeo is one of the three great Monteverdi operas being toured 450 years after the composer’s birth, in semi-staged concert productions developed by...
L’Incoronazione di Poppea Colston Hall Bristol
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L’Incoronazione di Poppea

As part of the celebration of the birth of Monteverdi 450 years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner has developed concert productions of the three great Mont...
Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, MONTEVERDI_COLSTON_HALL_12-4-2017_007 Chris Cooper of ShotAway.
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Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Monteverdi’s music is enjoying a year of celebration - he was born 450 years ago. As part of the celebration, Sir John Eliot Gardiner has developed co...
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The School for Scandal

The vapours of eighteenth-century gossip are compared to the wind-borne whispers of rumour conveyed from one Smartphone to another in this production ...
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Radiant Vermin

Rushing onto stage and hushing the pre-show music, our main characters, Gill (Gemma Whelan) and Ollie (Sean Verey) announce that the play will begin b...
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Romeo and Juliet

SHAKESPEARE AT THE TOBACCO FACTORY AND TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES Polina Kalinina’s Romeo and Juliet is in a word frenetic. It skips with juvenile di...
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Arcadia

Andrew Hilton, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s artistic director, chose well in pairing Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia with Shakespeare’s As You Like It....
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Jane Eyre

The trouble with writing a review about a brilliant play is that you don’t want to give too much away. In an ideal world, everyone trotting into the B...
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As You Like It

As You Like It is one of those plays that we think we know: the cross-dressing, the dancing around and singing in the woods, thatspeech by Jaques, and...