WNO Macbeth Photo credit Richard Hubert Smith
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Macbeth

This is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to commemorate this the Welsh National Opera has chosen to present three pieces that were in...
Cats 2014/15 Cast London Palladium
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Cats

The revamp of Cats that took place for its run at the Palladium and for the current tour of the show is sort of an equivalent to someone cleaning the ...
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The Glenn Miller Story

I’m not sure quite how to define this show because I think it is a bit schizophrenic. On the one hand, if you are a Tommy Steele fan it is a kind of v...
Peter Pan In Scarlet at Oxford Playhouse. Photo Geraint Lewis
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Peter Pan In Scarlet

Peter Pan in Scarlet is the official sequel to J M Barrie’s Peter Pan. Set in the late 1920s, that is, after World War I, the children of the original...
Save the Last Dance for Me 2016
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Save The Last Dance For Me

So here’s the problem. Compilation musicals based on songs of an earlier era are as old as Talking Films. On stage more recently we have had several o...
CLD The Real Lewis Carroll at Oxford Music Theatre
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CLD: The Real Lewis Carroll

Oxford in the summer is full of “Alternative” Theatre of various sorts, sometimes amateur, sometimes low key professional  – students and theatre club...
Clybourne Park Oxfrd Playhouse
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Clybourne Park

Bruce Norris had a great success with his play Clybourne Park in American and in the UK when it was first done and on the evidence of this fine produc...
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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men was an unexpected success when it was published; but as I understand it, he was still somewhat dissatisfied wit...
King Lear Oxford Playhouse UK Tour
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King Lear

The new production of King Lear directed intelligently by Max Webster and highlighting a powerful performance by Michael Pennington is touring at the ...
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Snow White

I was deeply impressed by the Ballet Lorent’s retelling in dance of Snow White. A seriously impressive show in the idiom of contemporary dance and aim...