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Latest Reviews

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Mel Cooper
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” are the appropriate first words to sing at this outdoor production on a night when the weather was balmy and one could easily relate in Catfish...
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PUSH ☆☆☆☆☆

Dance Theatre - London, UK
Lucy Ashe
PUSH is spell-binding: it is unthinkable to blink in case you miss just one moment of this extraordinary art work. Russell Maliphant’s unique choreography does more than just show case the talent...
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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story ☆☆☆☆

Musical - Oxford, UK
Mel Cooper
A lot of trouble has been taken to make this 25th Anniversary touring show of Buddy a really energizing theatrical experience—and it all works. You can go for what you will learn about Holly’s...
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Moses und Aron ☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Becca Kaplan
Moses und Aron, Schoenberg’s unfinished opera, shows two major segments of the Exodus story. Moses, hearing the voice of God, knows he must convince the Jewish slaves of Egypt to believe in the...
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Around The World In 80 Days ☆☆☆☆(☆)

Comedy - Manchester, UK
Ellie Buchdahl
The beating, 28 degree sunshine cooled down to a breezy summer evening with not a cloud in the sky. There were many things I wanted to do with my evening - most involving tables and chairs outside and...
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Medea ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Owen Davies
Finding a way to put Greek Tragedy on a 21st Century stage is never easy. Some of the conventions of ancient theatre – the chorus, for example - do not sit easily in today’s theatre. This...
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Holes ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Jo Cheroomi
Some might say that the 'stranded-on-a-desert-island' idea has become rather hackneyed over the years. Don’t get me wrong, you can of course expect some of the usual Lord of the Flies...
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Shakespeare in Love ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Becca Kaplan
Shakespeare might be in love, but it was Christopher Marlowe who stole the show.  Shakespeare in Love – adapted from the Oscar winning movie – is brought to the stage at the Noël...
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ☆ ☆ ☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Ariella Taub (age 14)
From start to finish, the hugely talented cast of Holland Park’s production of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ created an atmosphere that is magical and exciting. Upon entering...
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The Importance of Being Earnest ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Aleksandra Sakowska
The framing device for the new adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest at Harold Pinter Theatre is so subtle that it managed to fool most of the critics into believing it offers a simple ‘theatre...
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Latest Interviews

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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Katy Lipson in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
Manchester-born producer Katy Lipson has been a steadily growing force to be reckoned with on the London theatre scene now for the past three or four years, developing a reputation for being a champion...
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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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