REVIEWS

Music Is Torture could be considered a companion piece to Louise Quinn's fringe success Biding Time (Remix) in terms of its leitmotifs: exploitation, thwarted...

Asif Khan is most well-known for his remarkable performance in one-man monologue quartet Love, Bombs and Apples, and his debut outing as a playwright...

If there’s any comparison to be made between Charles Dickens’ 1854 novel and Stephen Jeffreys’ 1982 stage adaptation, it’s that one is a hard...

After a brief tour, Ravi Shankar’s final piece of East-West crossover, billed tendentiously as his only opera, opens the UK’s largest festival of South...

Each time The Color Purple gets smaller, it seems to grow larger in impact. It started life as a big Broadway musical in 2005;...

Glyndebourne’s website points to the "visual beauty' and "opulent" production of Verdi’s tragic profile of the consumptive courtesan Violetta and her selfless love for...

Back in the 1960s, Glyndebourne launched the revival of the 17th-century Venetian Francesco Cavalli, with stagings of his then obscure L’Ormindo and La Calisto,...

Everyday Epic, the theme for the 2017 Brighton Festival, fits Richard Nelson's Gabriels trilogy like a glove. The three plays – Hungry, What Did...

Penned in the Margins’ No Dogs, No Indians – a Brighton Festival world premiere – is an ambitious if sprawling examination of the deep...

Now that China is a major UK commercial investor, this stirring piece of verbatim theatre is a timely reminder of the generations of Chinese...

Housing is on the agenda. After Sh!t Theatre's Letters to Windsor House and Cardboard Citizens' Home Truths comes Matt Hartley's Deposit, a four-handed comedy...

This rousing mixed bill from the Royal Ballet opens with William Forsythe’s notoriously demanding work The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. From the opening bars onwards...
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