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Eyam – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Matt Hartley Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Sophia Moss Picture this: you live in a small village surrounded by moors, woods and streams. A deadly, contagious illness is spreading through your community, but you can’t tell if you have caught it until a few days after infection. Do you stay in your village to avoid spreading the illness to neighbouring ...

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Un ballo in maschera – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Antonio Somma Director: Tim Albery Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) is Opera North’s first ever staging of this opera, forming part of the Fatal Passions season this winter.  Verdi’s opera is not as well known compared to his other works such as Aida, La Traviata and Rigoletto, however, it gives the ...

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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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Queen Anne – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Fascination with monarchy and the frailties and frivolities of the ruling classes has never really gone out of fashion with the public. Watching a work such as Helen Edmundson’s Queen Anne reinforces the fact that politics, both high and low, has always been, to some degree, crude, rude, unseemly and scrappy. ...

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Opera North: Il Tabarro / Suor Angelica – The Lowry, Salford

 Music:  Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Giovacchino Forzano Director: David Pountney and Michael Barker-Caven Conductor: Jac van Steen  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham In the current programme of Opera North shows at The Lowry the double bill of Il Tabarro / Suor Angelica feels like the runt of the litter. After all the other shows are more famous, have lavish sets ...

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Il tabarro/Suor Angelica – The Grand, Leeds

Anne Sophie Duprels as Sister Angelica

Music: Giacomo Puccini Lyrics: Giuseppe Adami (Il tabarro), Giovacchino Forzano (Suor Angelica) Director: David Pountney (Il tabarro), Michael Barker-Caven (Suor Angelica) Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Opera North’s Season of Secrets introduces its double bill of Puccini’s, Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica. Both one-act operas are part of Puccini’s Il trittico, a trio of operas, both premiering in 1918 and sung in ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Romeo and Juliet must be one of Shakespeare’s most popular and most frequently performed plays and yet it’s more than 20 years since it was produced on the Crucible stage. This perennial favourite tells the story of two “star cross’d lovers” who come from opposing families locked in a longstanding feud. ...

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The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Adaptor: Rory Mularkey from the original by Aeschylus Director: Adele Thomas Composer: Mira Calix Choreographer: Lucy Burge Reviewer: Chris Rogers Imagine for a moment sitting in a marble Amphitheatre in the blazing sun overlooking the arid vegetation and small, white-walled, buildings that constituted Athens in 458 BC. Behind you rises the Athenian Acropolis with its large hewn temples, built in ...

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