3.0★ ★ ★
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Mamzer Bastard

Mamzer Bastard, a ninety-minute opera by the 29-year-old Israeli composer, Na’ama Zisser, is an impressive achievement. The title is a tautology on...
2.0★ ★
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The Seagull

Applying a fresh lick of paint to any Old Master is a tall order. Taller still when the Old Master is rejuvenated again and again, necessitating origi...
84 Charing Cross Road UK tour
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84 Charing Cross Road

There are certain things Amazon just can’t do for you, not even with Prime membership. I can’t imagine, for example, having a 20 year correspondence w...
Machinal Almeida Theatre
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Machinal

Machinal is an episodic narrative about events leading up to a murder. A young typist (Emily Berrington) is made an offer of marriage by her boss Jone...
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Portraits in Otherness

As a primarily non-verbal creative medium dance is always a challenge to the reviewer trying to find suitable words that are evocative rather than pre...
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San Domino

The time: 1939, the place: Mussolini’s Italy, the crime: homosexuality. A group of gay men from Catania are exiled to the prison Island San Domino. Ou...
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Cosi Fan Tutte

A really fine performance of this opera is very rare: often productions veer too much in the direction of cheap farce on the one hand or brittle cynic...
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Blueberry Toast

Blueberry Toast is an absolutely brilliant play. It is a comical, parody of the American dream and the perfect family that is supposed to come with it...
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Fatherland

A refreshing new play, Fatherland explores difficult relationship issues between fathers and sons, doing so through the creative use of humour, music,...
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La Traviata

‘La Traviata’ stands alongside ‘Il Trovatore’ and ‘Rigoletto’ as one of the three operas that launch Verdi’s middle period when he had attained full m...