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Violetta – Arcola Theatre, London

Composer: Giuseppi Verdi  Director: Ashley Pearson Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty For an opera that seeks to examine the life of a single woman and the man who claims he loves her, La Traviata contains an awful lot of extra stuff – people, story, bombast. Violetta presents a gem of an idea – why not actually focus on Violetta for the duration, ...

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Cinderella – The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Martin Berry Musical Director: Joshua Goodman Choreographer: Liz Marsh Reviewer: Michael Gray “Well it’s good, but it’s not what I’d call traditional…” proclaimed the elderly lady just along the row. She has a point. Andrew Pollard’s script has more than a few novel touches. Baron Hardup has expired, leaving his wicked widow free to bully poor ...

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