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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder English Translation: Jeremy Sams Director: Dominic Cooke Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor:Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Jacqui Onions If you are new to opera then The Magic Flute is a great place to start. A light-hearted opera but with plenty of plot points to keep the watcher entertained. This production, by Welsh National Opera, is ...

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Arabian Nights – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Adaptation: Dominic Cooke Composer: Simon Slater Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Mysticism and magic are at the fore in this adaptation of an old story in Rachel O’Riordan’s production Arabian Nights. There is plenty to wonder at in Dominic Cooke’s clever modernized version of the classic tale of Scheherazade ( familiar to many as One thousand and one ...

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The Low Road – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Dominic Cooke Reviewer: David Ralf [rating:4] ‘Mr Norris, Mr Lustgarden, do stop looking at each other’s work!’ One economic satire snaps at another’s heels at The Royal Court, and despite incredible similarities in tone, argument and even some scenes Bruce Norris’ The Low Road ultimately packs a more dramatic punch than Anders Lustgarten’s If You Don’t ...

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In the Republic of Happiness – Royal Court, London

Writer: Martin Crimp Director: Dominic Cooke Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3] Could this be Christmas yet to come? Six family members sit round the festive board, grimly sporting paper hats. Wine flows, but gloom descends before they decide to break open the box of light bulbs and screw them in. Silence, significantly, at first, then some brutal home truths. Though we ...

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Arabian Nights – The Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dominic Cooke Music: Arun Ghosh Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] The Library Theatre Company have once again brought their Christmas show to the Lowry and this year it is a treat for the senses.Arabian Nights is based upon the book of collated stories from South and West Asia compiled in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The production ...

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