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Absolute Hell – National Theatre, London

Writer: Rodney Ackland Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Absolute Hell’s reputation as an epic play is drawn, in part, from failure. Originally produced in 1952 as The Pink Room, Rodney Ackland’s tale of sexual fluidity amid Soho drinking society could not delve as deeply as the playwright wanted, due to the Lord Chamberlain’s censorious grip on the stage. Revised ...

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Opera North’s Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury – The Grand, Leeds

Cavalleria rusticana Music: Pietro Mascagni Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Director: Karolina Sofulak Trial by Jury Music: Arthur Sullivan Libretto: William Schwenck Gilbert Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Both Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury are part of The Little Greats festival which Opera North is presenting this autumn.  The double bill of short operas makes up the evening’s lineup and both productions make their ...

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Opera North’s Pagliacci and L’enfant et les sortilèges – The Grand, Leeds

Pagliacci Music and Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo Director: Charles Edwards L’enfant et les sortilèges Music: Maurice Ravel Libretto: Colette Director: Annabel Arden Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Both operas are part of The Little Greats festival which is made up of six short operas presented by Opera North this autumn.  This gives an opportunity for those new to opera as well as seasoned ...

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Richard II- Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Goodwin Designer: Paul Wills Composer: Stephen Warbeck Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Set in the Elizabethan era, Richard II, the first of four plays in a tetralogy about the House of Lancaster tells the story of the protagonist’s downfall in the latter years of his life. It begins with the young Richard’s coronation, a scene not ...

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