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My Name is Sue (Tour - The North Wall, Oxford)
{Dafydd James] is a very convincing woman. This odd-ball cabaret play tries very hard but is ultimately not quite as convincing. James introduces us to a character who is at turns a screeching, piano-...
Annual Register Lists Theatre Buildings at Risk
The Theatres Trust’s fifth annual Theatre Buildings at Risk register (TBAR), published today, highlights a number of theatres at risk of "imminent demolition". They include Workington Opera H
Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford Theatre Guild)
I have to admit that Antony and Cleopatra is one of my least favourite Shakespeare plays. For me, the action is too disjointed and the characters are less easy to engage with than in many of ...
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Birmingham)
Wagner, it has to be said, is a composer that provokes strong reactions from audiences. There are those who cherish every single second and those who would never be caught dead enduring over five ...
Bedroom Farce (Tour - Milton Keynes)
Sir Peter Hall knows a thing or two about Ayckbourn. In particular, he knows a thing or two about Bedroom Farce, having co-directed the National Theatre’s original London production with the ...
The Tempest (Tour - Oxford)
Over the last eight years Oxford Shakespeare Company has developed a reputation for performing fun, accessible, summer Shakespeare. This year they present The Tempest, once again in the Wadham ...
Othello (Ludlow)
The centrepiece of the 51st Ludlow Festival is Ben Crocker’s revival of Shakespeare’s tautest tragedy, not best suited to the outdoor arena, perhaps, but grippingly arranged against the ...
The Mermaid Princess (Tour - Oxford)
The Mermaid Princess is Italian company Teatro Kismet’s latest meditation on transformation, love and death. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of The Little Mermaid, the themes are ...
Dee Stars in King at Curve, Kneehigh Umbrellas
The new season at Leicester Curve includes the world premiere of Akram Khan's new dance piece Vertical Road, a Christmas production of The King and I starring Janie Dee, a new version ...
Swan Lake (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
Birmingham Royal Ballet has enjoyed huge success in the presentation of contemporary pieces during its twenty year presence in the city, take David Bintley’s E=mc2 which won a South Bank Show Award ...