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...
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Fidelio

This production of Beethoven’s spiritual, hopeful opera Fidelio succeeds on its important musical levels. All the principal singers have fine voices a...
Salome production photos_ June 2017_2017_Photo by Isaac James _c_ RSC_220922
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Salome

There was much publicity before the opening of this play about the fact that in this production of Wilde’s erotic jewel of a play by director Owen Hor...

Fire, Fate and Kirstin Chávez

One of the most interesting productions of the Georges Bizet opera Carmen that I ever saw starred the mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez in the title role, ...
Maki Sekiya
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Maki Sekiya Concert

The pianist Maki Sekiya gave a concert the other day in Oxford that has to be one of the most fascinating and memorable musical events I have attended...
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Maxim Vengerov Concert

Despite the fact that I had a bad fall recently and messed up both my knees, I could not resist attending the concert that the Oxford Philharmonic Orc...
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
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Lord of the Dance

The tour of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games reached Oxford and I decided to have a look at it. I thought I would enjoy it as a diversion, as a spec...
The Commitments, UK Tour 2016/17
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The Commitments

Yet again I have attended a touring production of what is, in essence, a compilation musical. This time, however, the basis of the show is a collectio...
Jenny Lee in Heartbeats and Algorithms
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Heartbeats and Algorithms

If you have a chance to see Jenny Lee’s one-woman show, Heartbeats & Algorithms, I recommend that you should grab it. It got its start and won muc...
The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2016
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The Rocky Horror Show

With some recent recasting, the touring production of The Rocky Horror Show has returned to Oxford as a Christmas treat before being given a rest for ...