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The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Creator and Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Creator and Director, Calixto Bieito, says that he has suffered from an anxiety disorder since childhood but didn’t know until 20 years ago, explaining the choice of subject matter in The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety. In creating the piece, he’s taken writing from a range of writers from Robert ...

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Fidelio – Coliseum, London

Composer: Beethoven Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:2] When Leonore suspects her husband Florestan is being held captive by Don Pizarro in his intricate prison fortress, she disguises herself as a boy, Fidelio and assists to the prison guard while secretly in search for her love and aiming to win the fight over injustice. Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera ...

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Carmen – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Music: Georges Bizet Libretto: Henri Meilhac &Ludovic Halevy (translated by Christopher Cowell) Book: Prosper Merimee Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] Containing some of the most beautiful and instantly recognisable music, Carmen is arguably the most popular opera in the world. Productions and adaptations have been plentiful and varied with the action taking place everywhere from Post-war USA to ...

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Forests – Birmingham REP @ The Old Rep

Writer: Calixto Bieito, based on texts by William Shakespeare Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] It’s Shakespeare, Jim, but not as we know it … Forests is a co-production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Barcelona Internacional Teatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is part of the Cultural Olympiad. Under its founder, Sir Barry Jackson, Birmingham Rep ...

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