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Carmen – King’s Head Theatre, London

Librettists: Mary Franklin, Ashley Pearson Director: Mary Franklin Musical Director: Juliane Gallant Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty All credit must go, once again, to the King’s Head for its mission to open opera up to those who see it as something for someone else. This version of Carmen from co-librettists Mary Franklin, Ashley Pearson takes the story of the Spanish gypsy and ...

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Outlying Islands – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: David Greig Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Stephen Bates The great appeal of David Greig’s Outlying Islands stems from its unpredictability. Audiences are left always uncertain as to whether they are watching a slapstick comedy, a brittle romance or a suspense thriller as the writer skirts around dramatic conventions with canny skill. The play received its London premiere at the ...

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Deadly Dialogues – C Venue, Edinburgh

two womens heads spray painted on a wall

Writer: Nazish Khan  Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Chloe St George "Evils find a justified outlet...those evils become 3D". Such is one explanation for radicalisation entertained in Deadly Dialogues. Other explanations are less black and white. A manipulative rhetoric that 'gets under your skin'? Adopting someone's ideology in exchange for protection and trust? Or because God's rules would have kept you ...

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Ghosts – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Alfred Enoch Director: Anna Fox Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4] The original Danish name of Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts is 'Gengangere' which implies not so much spectres from the past but rather people who keep turning up in the same place. Encompassing the themes of unhappy marriage, philandering husbands, venereal disease, a pretence of moral rectitude ...

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