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The Yeomen of the Guard (Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 3 Sep 2010
One of my first ever trips to the theatre was to see a Gilbert and Sullivan opera at the Royal Theatre in Northampton. G&S has been part of my theatrical and musical life ever since (getting close to
Tell Me on a Sunday (Tour - Northampton)
By Editorial Staff · 3 Sep 2010
I was unsure of what to expect when I went to the Royal Theatre - I did not know anything about the show or the story of Andrew Lloyd Webber's early show Tell Me on a Sunday. I need not have ...
By Editorial Staff · 22 Jul 2010
The great showman famously grew this show from the shoots of his signature number. In its first incarnation in Las Vegas it ran an hour and I confess, although aspiring showgirl Lola certainly has a ...
Lilly Through The Dark (Tour -Burton Taylor, Studio, Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jul 2010
After gathering critical awards and public attention at the Edinburgh Festival, The River People bring their gothic tragedy Lilly Through The Dark to the Burton Taylor. Mixing music, poetry ...
Romeo and Juliet (Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 20 Jul 2010
This is the fourth time in as many years that Romeo and Juliet has been part of the Shakespeare offerings in the outdoor venues of Oxford. This time Creation Theatre have returned to the oft-...
The Sound of Music (Tour - Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff · 15 Jul 2010
The success of this production is steeped in its recognizable tunes and the touching plight of the Von Trapp family which has firmly become embodied in the fabric of popular culture for many ...
My Name is Sue (Tour - The North Wall, Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 15 Jul 2010
{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
By Theo Bosanquet · 14 Jul 2010
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)
By Simon Tavener · 14 Jul 2010
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)
By Simon Tavener · 14 Jul 2010
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 ...