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Ariadne auf Naxos (Tour - Birmingham and Oxford)
By Editorial Staff
Ariadne auf Naxos might seem a perverse sort of opera to choose to produce in these cash-strapped credit-crunch times. The plot turns on the whim of a super-rich patron for whom a firework ...
Brief Encounter with Chook Sibtain
Chook Sibtain is about to play the lead role in the new production of The King and I at the Curve in Leicester. He very kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the role and his life as ...
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
Christopher Luscombe’s glorious production of Shakespeare’s farce The Merry Wives of Windsor is full of brio and affection, utilising the conventions of physical comedy quite as much as th
Calendar Girls (Tour - Northampton)
By Editorial Staff
My mum was a stalwart of the WI for many years but I could never imagine her taking off her clothes to pose for a calendar! It was with this in mind that I went along to see the stage version of ...
Amy's View (Nottingham)
By Editorial Staff
"I think this is more a women's play than a man's," I overheard in the interval and few would disagree although there is plenty here to draw in audiences of both sexes. Writer David Hare wrote that
Romeo and Juliet (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
This was a sumptuous evening of technically flawless, visually exciting and emotionally compelling ballet. The combination of classical exactitude and contemporary flourish was thrilling, the ...
Punk Rock (Tour - Oxford)
It is very difficult as a reviewer not to build up some preconceptions about shows you are about to review. I knew very little about Punk Rock before arriving at the theatre and will admit to ...
Calendar Girls (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff
After the success of the calendar itself and the film it inspired, there can be few who aren’t already familiar with the central premise of Calendar Girls,the ladies of the WI who bare al
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Oxford)
There is no doubting that The Royal Hunt of the Sun is an ambitious project for any company to undertake. The word ‘epic’ would seem appropriate. Credit has to go to the student team that ...
Stomp (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
With the energy of flamenco, the comedy of mime, and the sheer primal power of drumming Stomp is a theatrical event that is thrilling in every sense. This is a highly inventive, emotionally ...