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Latest Reviews

Romeo and Juliet ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Emma Hardy
Temple Church, constructed by the Knights Templar in the 12th Century, is arguably one of the most fitting places to stage a production of Romeo and Juliet in the whole of London. The first recorded...
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The Coronation of Poppea☆☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
David Jacobson
The coronation of Poppea is the final act in this landmark work in the development of Italian opera – the first to be based on a historical episode rather than on a mythological or religious subject...
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Autobahn ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Becca Kaplan
Autobahnis Neil Labute’s short – play cycle capturing moments in the lives of people in cars.  Consisting of seven short plays and four actors playing many different parts, Autobahn...
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The Comedy of Errors ☆☆☆(☆)

Comedy - London, UK
Aleksandra Sakowska
The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s early literary effort which paints with broad brush strokes the life of Renaissance society. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from the play The Menaechmi,...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Julia Bayer
Set in 1958, Adam Morris’s Musical version of A Midsummer Nights Dream offers a vibrant and exciting depiction of the play. Featuring live music from a team of actor-musicians, Morris aimed to...
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Grimeborn: Acis and Galatea ☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Kate Mounce
It is a thing understood by classical singers and theatre lovers alike that acting and staging tend to take a back seat in opera, as the music has priority. Eboracum Baroque’s Acis and Galatea...
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Unprescribed ☆☆☆☆

Other - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company presents Unprescribed, perhaps one of the weirdest performances at the Fringe but also one of the most inventive. Unprescribed invites the audience to The Centre...
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Dalloway ☆☆☆☆

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
Whether familiar or not with Woolf’s 1928 Modernist novel Mrs Dalloway, this adaptation will not fail to delight. The Great War is over and the socialite Clarissa prepares a party, shrilly...
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666 DSM: A Dark Comedy about Sanity, Society and Spirituality ☆☆☆(☆)

Comedy - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
DSM: A Dark Comedy about Sanity, Society and Spirituality, triumphs in its acknowledgement of a very interesting and important topic, but its actual discussion slightly falls flat. It is however, hugely...
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The Curing Room ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - EDINBURGH, UK
Tamara Stanton
Based on true events, The Curing Room is a compelling portrayal of human desperation. Its Spring 1944 and seven Soviet soldiers have been captured and imprisoned by the Nazis. The stage is their...
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Latest Interviews

Tony Green in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
It isn’t every day that we get to welcome a new performance space just twenty minutes from Waterloo, but that’s exactly what London’s leafy South-West suburbs are about to get in the...
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Julian Anderson in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Julian Anderson is a distinguished composer whose works to date include The Discovery of Heaven (which received the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award) and Harmony, which received its premiere at the opening...
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Mario Rizzo in conversation with Aparna Halpé

Aparna Halpé
Mario Rizzo, famous for his eccentric innovative approach to tango, takes the stage as the Duende in Arrabal, directed by Sergio Trujillo, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bajofondo, and choreography...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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