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Romeo and Juliet

Scottish Ballet’s revival of Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet sits well with the recent tenure of Christopher Hampson as artistic director. Created for the company in 2008, it is a bold reinterpretation of a classic work – now Hampson is using it to bring his own generation of dancers on, challenging them and allowing them to stretch out and improve.

A Spoonful of Sherman

It’s a slight paradox to put a pair of songwriters who didn’t write for the theatre at the centre of a theatrical entertainment, even if two of the biggest movie hits they scored – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins – subsequently migrated to the stage. But the joy of this charming revue that celebrates three generations of songwriters...

La traviata

The first of two casts takes to the Covent Garden stage in the latest revival, by Daniel Dooner, of Sir Richard Eyre’s production – new in 1994 – of Verdi’s classic. It must be hard, especially mid-season, to maintain dramatic vitality in a show that returns year in, year out, with umpteen more or less starry casts in tow, and...

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 16, 2014




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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the April 17 issue of The Stage
    • Thom Dibdin catches up with actor and playwright David Haig
    • Nick Smurthwaite interviews Russian polymath Andrei Konchalovsky
    • playwright Mike Bartlett talks to Matt Trueman
    • Honour Bayes talks to some of the key players behind the RSC's Roaring Girls season
    • Liz Arratoon meets current Queen Ratling Rosalie Kirkman
    • AK Bennett-Hunter previews this year's PLASA Focus event in Leeds