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Twelfth Night

The new RSC production of Twelfth Night is visually stunning and musically opulent. This, the play by Shakespeare that has most reference to music and...
3.0★ ★ ★

Mamma Mia

There is very little one can do to analyse Mamma Mia! any longer because most people have seen the film and many people have seen the stage show. This...
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Rodelinda

Before I even get around to talking about this very intelligent and moving production of Handel’s masterful opera Rodelinda, I have to state the thi...
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Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man is a new “compilation” musical put together for an extensive UK tour that will last until 7 June 2018 with a break for Chris...
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...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

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...