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Measure for Measure – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington A powerful man offers help to a young woman in return for sexual favours. These days reading a headline like this may leave you feeling shocked, or maybe no longer surprised – for stories like this have been quite prominent in the news over the past several months as more and ...

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As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company is kicking off its summer 2019 season with As You Like It, and what a fine production to open on. As You Like It is a story of the joys (and confusions) of falling in love and has all the classic elements that makes it one of Shakespeare’s ...

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A Christmas Carol – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: David Edgar, from the book by Charles Dickens Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: James Garrington When Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, he lived in a country full of great poverty. The Poor Laws allowed people to be sent to the Workhouse to claim relief, debtors were imprisoned – including, for a period, his own father – and even ...

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La bohème – Bristol Hippodrome

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica Director: Annabel Arden Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor: Manlio Benzi Reviewer: Claire Hayes Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s evocative 2012 production of Puccini’s La bohème returns to the stage for a well-deserved revival, as part of the company’s Love’s Poisoned Chalice season. Here, Annabel Arden’s original combination of strong vocal performances, atmospheric staging and clear ...

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WNO: La Bohème – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director: Annabel Arden Revival director: Caroline Chaney Conductor: Simon Phillippo Reviewer:  Barbara Michaels Welsh National Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème was last staged at the Wales Millennium Centre back in 2012.  One of the most frequently performed of all operas, La Bohème was described by Luciano Pavarotti as “The perfect ...

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No Man’s Land – Wyndhams Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Maryam Philpott ‘I have never been loved; from this, I draw my strength’. Pinter’s version of no man’s land exists in a strange purgatorial world, somewhere between love and complete solitude, between past and future, between reality and dreams. The four men, in what is probably his least straightforwardly comprehensible play, speak of ...

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Henry V – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington This year marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and the RSC are commemorating it with what is possibly the funniest and most entertaining version of Henry V that you could hope to see. Director Gregory Doran has approached the play with a nod to the past, both in ...

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Dirty Dancing – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Sarah Tipple Choreographer: Kate Champion Reviewer: Dan English   Forget your foxtrots as this dazzlingly sizzling production of Dirty Dancing delights audiences at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre as part of its tour. The production, directed by Sarah Tipple, is a toe-tapping retelling of one of the most iconic films ever made. It's a love story with dancing ...

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