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Scottish Opera: Rigoletto – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi  Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave Director: Matthew Richardson Conductor: Rumon Gamba Reviewer: Dominic Corr Seduction, tangled with an overbearing father all play a part in the turmoil of Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester. The 1851 libretto opera has been revived by the Scottish Opera following Matthew Richardson’s 2011 production. Now, fully escaping its historical censorship, Rigoletto can serve to ...

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story – Lyric Theatre, London

Director: Dean Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty With a shock of curly hair, and a pleasing difference in height, we see a silhouette of our two singers against a screen filled with history of the duo. As the lights lift, we see that for the next two and a bit hours our host certainly look the part, and we soon hear ...

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My Generation – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alice Nutter Director: Max Webster Designer: Ben Stones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] Documenting nearly forty years of northern life between 1977 and 2013, My Generation, written by Alice Nutter, has fittingly opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, in which the play is set. As the title suggests, the drama looks back on the last generation and considers ...

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