Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Coriolanus

Completing its season presenting the four major Roman plays of Shakespeare, this is a Coriolanus that is both emotionally engaging and thought provoki...
Dido, Queen of Carthage Royal Shakespeare Company 2017
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Dido, Queen of Carthage

Christopher Marlowe’s first play, "Dido, Queen of Carthage" has been given a splendid and totally engaging production in Stratford. It completely vi...
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The Barber of Seville

Jonathan Miller’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a perfect example of a concept that weathers well and the ability to look at a ...
LFO Orfeo ed Euridice 2017 cr Matthew Williams-Ellis
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Orfeo ed Euridice

The season at Longborough, as always, ended with a production devoted to young, up-and-coming performers both on stage and in the orchestra pit, an in...
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Venus and Adonis

I think it should be reported that the RSC has revived Gregory Doran and Steve Tiplady’s conceptually brilliant rendering for the stage of Shakespea...
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Vice Versa

Vice Versa is a lot of fun, a romp of a production, and I can see, intellectually, how it is a considered pastiche of old Roman Comedy and why it is s...
Titus Andronicus Royal Shakespeare Society. Photo Helen Maybanks
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Titus Andronicus

The RSC has another solid success on its hands with this intelligent, energetic production of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. For centuries this has...
LFO Magic Flute 2017 cr Matthew Williams-Ellis
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The Magic Flute

The new production of Mozart’s pantomime singspiel, The Magic Flute, at Longborough this year is simply one of the most delightful, most dramaticall...
Julius Caesar 2017 RSC Photo Helen Maybanks ©RSC
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Julius Caesar/Antony and Cleopatra

I saw the RSC productions of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra back to back, matinee and evening, last week. I recommend the experience. Essentia...
3.0★ ★ ★

Fidelio

This production of Beethoven’s spiritual, hopeful opera Fidelio succeeds on its important musical levels. All the principal singers have fine voices...