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REVIEWS

If a comedy about four women on a day out at the races who bet exclusively on horses named after Tony Christie songs sounds...

Shot, strangled, bludgeoned, and buried under a barn in men’s clothes, Maria Marten’s murder was one of the 19th century’s most infamous. But Eastern...

A thunderous, hypnotic drumbeat. The scalp-prickling drone of cellos. The low voices of a choir as they intone the lyrics of Space Oddity like...

The heroine of William Gibson’s 1958 play Two for the Seesaw, struggling Bronx dancer Gittel Moskowitz, is archetypally Shirley MacLaine  (who played the role...

Following its first appearance in 2015, Barrie Kosky’s all-singing, all-dancing production of Handel’s oratorio Saul is back for this festival revival. Whatever cavils one might...

Exploring the echoingly empty gulfs between intimacy and isolation, between yearning for truth and the need to keep some secrets unspoken, Charlotte Jones’ new...

There's an excitingly disruptive quality to the opening moments of Pity.  The audience enters the Royal Court via the rear of the building. There’s...

Stephen Fletcher originally wrote Mam! I’m ‘Ere! to create work for fellow actors over a quiet festive season, staging it on a shoestring and...

This concert performance is of interest because it represents the belated world premiere of a mature score by a major opera composer. In 1839 Donizetti...

A bereaved daughter fights to keep her local community centre open. A vicar finds the strength to leave her abusive husband. A transgender teen's...

One of Alan Bennett’s best bits of writing is set in a hospital. It was a 1982 Play For Today called Intensive Care, and...

Hot on the heels of a well-received revival of Mascagni’s forgotten Isabeau, Opera Holland Park chalks up its first Richard Strauss opera with a vibrant Ariadne auf...
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