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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon Director: Jack Nurse Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’ve all been down the pub with this motley crew; ‘the weeman’, ‘the radge’, a ‘non-voter’ and of course, ‘the Tory’. For these pals, this is a usual evening in the seaside town of Prestonpans. They do what all friends do; drink, banter, swear and snipe at one ...

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BE FESTIVAL: Solitudes – Birmingham REP

Two men and a woman in masks

Kulunka Teatro (Spain) Reviewer:  John Kennedy Kulunka was awarded Audience Prize at BE Festival 2011. Again, it sets the bar incredibly high with its mask/mime evocative narrative of a lonely, house-bound elderly couple. Their tick-tock Westminster chiming wall clock marks out the anticipated moment: it’s time to play cards. The ritual of the green baize smoothed out upon the table, ...

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CBSO Spanish Night – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Josep Pons Reviewer: Sam Chipman When you think of quintessentially Spanish music, the immediate thought is that of classical guitars and castanets: while the Flamenco is a proud cultural treasure there is a lot more to Spanish music than just festivals and dances, as this concert perfectly demonstrates. Falla himself said that ‘melancholy and mystery also have their part’ ...

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Blood Wedding – New Diorama, London

Writer: Federico García Lorca Adaptor: Gareth Jandrell Director: Rachel Valentine Smith Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:2] In the Andalusia of Lorca’s rural tragedy, a bride and groom plan their wedding in a community still coming to terms with the scars of the past. The Bridegroom’s father and brother were killed in a feud with the local Felix family, and his mother ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Michael Grandage’s 2012 production of Le nozze di Figaro brings this 1786 classic opera crashing into the 1970’s with great humour. Complete with droopy moustache’s, long hair, kaftans, printed flares and velvet jackets, fans of the 70’s TV show Jason King or those who have ...

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