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Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s plays have a special place in British theatre so a stage adaptation of his only novel has a lot to live up to. To find the right tone fo...
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Relative Values

This Noel Coward comedy from 1951 is a deceptive creation. Its form is a familiar one, the country house comedy. Its preoccupations - class, snobbery,...
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A Small Family Business

Alan Ayckbourn apparently hates being described as a political playwright but “A Small Family Business”, revived at the National Theatre 27 years afte...
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Faust

Gounod’s version of the Faust legend could only have been written for Paris. This Faust is not a man in search of wisdom or knowledge or power.  He is...
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Rachael’s Café

Bloomington Indiananow has at least two claims to fame. It is the setting for “Breaking Away”, the wonderful and underrated film by Peter Yates, and i...
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The Duchess of Malfi

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe opens with a splendid production of Webster’s “Duchess of Malfi”, featuring a stylish and moving performance ...
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Running on Empty

Running on Empty is performed by two dancers and a musician. It combines dance, music, songs and dialogue. The creative team includes a writer, a c...
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King Lear

King Lear may have a reputation as the summit of Shakespeare’s craft as a tragedian but it is a play that too often eludes the director and exposes th...