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REVIEWS

After a while, the sheer number of phallic metaphors in Le Grand Mort – thrust clumsily into everything from the crucifixion to the death...

How many frequenters of Chinese restaurants bother to think about the lives of the people preparing their food? In The Golden Dragon, premiered in...

Leeds theatre company Red Ladder’s latest show, The Shed Crew, is based on the 1990s memoir Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew by Bernard...

Written in 1992, Nick Hornby’s million-selling semi-autobiographical first novel about a fan’s obsession with Arsenal has been made into two films – the first...

Mussorgsky’s mighty historical epic, Khovanshchina, is eloquent in the very sprawl of its design. Left unfinished at his untimely death, the opera plunges into...

Sophie Wu’s second play, Ramona Tells Jim, contrasts adolescent coming of age with what comes after the end of adolescence. In 1998, on a school...

The National Theatre of Scotland returns to what it does best with Rocket Post, a musical tale that explores a little known quirk of...

The Ashington Group, a real-life art collective made up of hardened Northumbrian coalminers, achieved a great deal in its relatively short existence. The organisation’s rise...

Fresh from drama school and holding the stage entirely on his own, Luke Grant makes a very impressive professional debut in this harrowing drama....

Despite its subtitle, there is no opera and very little actual football contained in We're Not Really Here, a quietly radical collaboration between Contact...

Hackney Empire is clearly strengthening its opera programming. For this flying visit by a European company that is an offshoot of the Armel Opera...

The Little Mermaid completes Northern Ballet’s hat-trick year of premieres in sparkling style. Choreographed by company director David Nixon, it’s a thoroughly absorbing, superbly...
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