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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 ...
Bedroom Farce (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jul 2010
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)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jul 2010
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)
By Michael Coveney · 29 Jun 2010
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)
By Editorial Staff · 25 Jun 2010
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 ...