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REVIEWS

In a pitch black room, a woman clips an LED torch to the page and reads from Jamaica Kincaid’s 1988 novel A Small Place....

It’s no surprise that the Orpheus and Eurydice myth has so often tempted songwriters. It’s a brilliantly tragic story about the power of songwriting...

There are many layers of wit and sophistication to Ravel’s 1911 first opera, L'heure Espagnole. Short but brilliantly inventive, on the one hand it’s...

The Last Days of Mankind by Austrian playwright and journalist Karl Kraus has been deemed ‘unstageable.’ Using found texts from newspapers, political speeches and...

Jason Robert Brown’s glorious 2001 musical, exploring a couple’s passionate yet doomed relationship from each partner’s perspective, has seen a number of recent revivals...

Highly successful in its own time, George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer is a wry restoration sex comedy with a subversive streak that mocks the...

Marking the centenary of the Armistice, Return of the Unknown is a clumsy but undeniably ambitious interrogation of the act of remembrance. The site-specific promenade...

Taking place as part of the annual NEoN (North East of North) Digital Arts Festival in the Scottish tech and design industries hub of...

Reece Connolly’s Chutney concerns a frustrated young couple who embark on a spree of animal killings to alleviate their boredom. But this idea is...

The opening of Oldham Coliseum’s Cinderella signals the start of pantomime season. To begin with Cinderella (Shorelle Hepkin) seems to be stepping out of a...

Clean Break is a theatre company committed to highlighting the injustices women experience in and beyond the criminal justice system. This co-production with Theatr Clwyd...

A woman is lying on a meagre camp bed in a small space marked out in white lines, wearing an orange prison uniform. One...
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