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Rigoletto belatedly enters the Glyndebourne repertory via Christiane Lutz’s staging, a radical rewrite of Verdi’s revenge tragedy based on a play by Victor Hugo. If...

Accused of being radicalised after returning home, a volunteer at a refugee camp  is cajoled and coerced into making a confession by a mysterious...

Women writers can still labour against a belief that their fiction must be autobiographical – that the power to make things up belongs to...

With its religious idolatry, white dress purity, red rose lust, and Sicilian superstition, Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo is an unlikely comedy. It's a...

Before she helmed the global hit Mamma Mia!, Phyllida Lloyd began her career as an opera director with Opera North in 1991. Now, her...

This new collaborative work from Katie Mitchell is hard to define. The title, 'Magic Land' in English, comes from the text of one of...

As is so often the case with the children of immigrants, Zara presents different versions of herself to the world. There’s the person she...

It’s a bleak indictment of the times when a wordless, 90-minute clown brawl feels like an apt metaphor for any number of aspects of...

Nothing is neutral. That’s the message in Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown’s febrile debut play. Shuck 'n' Jive explores racism in the theatre industry...

Essentially War Horse meets The Lion King, in many ways Michael Morpurgo’s 1996 children’s novel The Butterfly Lion is a theatrical dead cert. Moving between...

One of the more unlikely liaisons to develop following the First World War was the one between Lord Baden-Powell and Joachim von Ribbentrop, the...

Sabrina Mahfouz is quick to undercut A History of Water in the Middle East’s affected title. “Highly condensed and highly edited”, she amends cheerfully...
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