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REVIEWS

Casey Nicholaw is currently Broadway's most prolific director/choreographer. He adds a fourth title to his portfolio with this joyously affectionate musical. Like his most recent...

First seen in 1991, Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra has helped cement a once neglected masterpiece in the Royal Opera’s repertoire, even...

Following Bananaman and Eugenius, here’s another in what's becoming a trend: the comic book-based musical. But while those two shows focused on the superhero,...

Super Duper Close Up is a solo show about anxiety. But it’s an anxiety that’s so entrenched, so multi-faceted and solidified it’s impossible to...

Originating around the ninth Century in Persia the story of Layla and Majnun was described by George Gordon, Lord Byron as “the Romeo and...

The need to find meaning in the face of mortality is at the heart of Love-Lies-Bleeding, a swaggeringly bleak story of assisted dying from...

You can’t move for Macbeths at the moment. There’s the Royal Shakespeare Company’s horror-infused staging at the Barbican. There’s the National Youth Theatre’s version...

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...
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