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Hecuba – Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Writer: Euripides (Adapted by Marina Carr) Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: Katy Roberts Kicking off the RSC’s Autumn/Winter season in the Swan Theatre is Marina Carr’s fiercely compelling reimagining of Euripides’ tragedy, Hecuba. Directed by Erica Whyman, this is a production retold for a modern audience, putting Derbhle Crotty’s grief-stricken Hecuba, and her struggle to hold onto her sanity in the ...

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Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writers:F. C. Burnand, Chris Monks Composers:Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Atkinson Director:Chris Monks Musical Director:Mark Gordon Reviewer: Ron Simpson Chris Monks and his musical associate, Richard Atkinson, are known for combining a love for, and deep knowledge of, Gilbert and Sullivan with great skill in subverting and transforming their operas; The Mikado set in Titipu Cricket Club springs immediately to mind! ...

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Barbershopera: El Matador – A Close Christmas Shave – The Drum, Plymouth

Writer: Tom Sadler &Rob Castell Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Marina Spark Back for the fourth year running at The Drum theatre, Plymouth, award winning Barbershopera deliver yet another festive feast for the eyes and ears. This year’s offering is entitled El Matador – A Close Christmas Shave and is the perfect antidote to a bitterly cold winter’s night. The story ...

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Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Rob Castell &Tom Sadler Director: Sarah Tipple Musical Director: Rob Castell Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:4.5] Astounding a cappella and rhythmic revelry are abound in Barbershopera Productions’ Christmas run. Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers is a novel and tongue in cheek take on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The traditional story is pulled apart and hilariously reconstructed in a ...

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Barbershopera : Cabaret Sauvignon – Trafalgar Studios, London

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Formed over five years ago with several award-winning shows and performances later, the Babershopera team bring their usual opera infused a cappella back to the west end for a riotous, rip-roaring and rollicking sixty five minute cabaret. Keeping things simple, four performers, four chairs and a handful of silly props including a few cans of Tenants ...

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