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This is smartly done. Really smartly done. Cooked up by writer Ella Hickson and sound designer brothers Ben and Max Ringham, Anna is a...

The air is thick with the smell of incense. The Woman (Rochelle Rose) stands behind a wooden workbench. Directly above her head, a triangle...

Revived and reconfigured with a reduced cast for small-scale Highland touring, the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Cheviot, the Stag and the...

Umberto Giordano’s French Revolution drama focuses on a poet whose views prove unwelcome to both sides. Moreover, the allegiance of his rival Gerard –...

The actor Coral Browne moved to London from Australia in 1936 with a string of classical leading-lady credits to her name and £50 in...

The small but potent opera company Hampstead Garden Opera works with singers towards the beginning of their careers, staging operas twice a year. In this...

A pool of golden light hits the stage and six dancers dressed in rose, violet and bronze silk dart across the space. They form...

Annabel Arden’s frenetic production of Rossini’s popular comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia received a mixed reception at its debut in 2016. Happily revival director...

Glyndebourne launches the festival season with a problematic work. Berlioz wrote The Damnation of Faust as a cantata for the concert hall, and though he...

Philip Osment’s play This Island’s Mine was originally performed by theatre company Gay Sweatshop in 1988. The government had just introduced the infamous Section...

In the middle of this madcap musical about a particularly bizarre espionage plot during the Second World War, the flooringly funny piss-take and parody...

Although it’s no great feat to make a version of Benjamin Button better than the disturbingly CGI-dependent 2008 film, it is pretty impressive to...
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