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Madama Butterfly – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Annilese Miskimmon Reviewer: Helen Tope Telling the true story of a Japanese geisha abandoned by her American husband, Madama Butterfly is one of opera’s greatest tragedies – perhaps the greatest one of all. The story is irresistible: a naive 15-year-old Cio-Cio-San is married off to an American lieutenant, Pinkerton, in ...

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Dim Sum Nights – Contact at Sweet Mandarin Restaurant, Manchester

Writers: Jeremy Tiang, Thanh Le Dang, Victoria Shepherd, Simon Wu, Claire Sumi Directors: Kumiko Mendl, David Tse Ka-shing, Polly Graham Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] Tonight is about food. Doughy roast pork buns, shiny translucent shrimp dumplings, sweet, soft meat wrapped in sticky rice. Tonight is about packing into one of Manchester’s most out of the way Chinese restaurants, early doors, ...

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