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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...

You sometimes hear people describe Don Pasquale as a ‘cruel’ comedy – though they’re often a bit vague as to what they mean. Pin...

Janacek was approaching 70 when he composed The Cunning Little Vixen, yet the opera brims with youthful vigour, optimism and music-dramatic innovation. Inspired by...

There’s great ambition in Jenni Fagan’s adaptation of her acclaimed 2012 novel, about a young woman growing up in the care system, for the...

Merce Cunningham is one of the most influential choreographers in modern dance and this Royal Ballet triple bill, part of the company’s centenary celebrations,...

Two men meet in a private hospital ward. They have been assigned adjacent rooms and are being looked after by the same nurse (Bu...

One of Chekhov’s earliest, lesser-known works, bleak domestic drama Ivanov gets a sharply insightful treatment by Moscow-based company Theatre of Nations. It’s a taut...
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