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Twilight Song – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Kevin Elyot Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Best known for his play My Night With Reg, Kevin Elyot’s writing for the stage was dominated by a sense of yearning, and the deleterious effects of love. Completed before his death in 2014, Twilight Song illustrates, in its premiere production at the Park Theatre, an echoing of the same themes. ...

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Blackbird – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Paul Higgins & Camrie Palmer. Photo Tim Morozzo

Writer: David Harrower Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Harriet Brace Shy about its subject matter Blackbird is not. You could be forgiven for wondering if a play that deals with an “illegal relationship with a minor” will even have an audience. But if you can set aside your reservations, prepare for a thrilling – if gruelling – ride. The production follows ...

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Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Glynebourne's Don Pasquale - Jose Fardilha and Company

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Director: Mariame Clément Conductor: Gareth Hancock Reviewer: Karen Bussell The Glyndebourne Tour 2015 opens with a revival of Mariame Clément’s opulent but harsh Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Clément’s take verges on the slapstick but the opera buffa has an underlying viciousness to the meting out of rough justice to the elderly buffoon Don Pasquale. Making his Glyndebourne debut, ...

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The Choir – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Book and Lyrics: Paul Higgins Music and Lyrics: Ricky Ross Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An Iraqi cardiac specialist, a teen on a zero hours contract at Sports Direct, a Tory ex-councillor, an unemployed graduate, an ex-con and a struggling single mum are among the 12 people who come together in a community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, in ...

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Hope – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Composer: Martin Lowe Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Chris Rogers Since 2008 there has been markedly little political commentary coming from the West End regarding the recession and the way the acting government is dealing with the situation. Audience figures surged in 2008 as punters sought escapism in well received farces like One Man, Two Guvnors when theatres ...

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Così fan tutte – Curve Leicester

Conductor: James Burton Director: Paul Higgins Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:4] Così fan tutte is the first opera that has ever been staged at Curve in Leicester and was a good one to start with. One of Mozart’s most famous scores, Così fan tutte is an accessible opera sung in English by the English Touring Opera (a major plus for first ...

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