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REVIEWS

Exploring the complex identity that comes with having a mixed-race background was never going to be easy, but #Hashtag Lightie – back for a...

A throttled wail reverberates through the darkness. The sound morphs into a rich, melodic chant and finally, as solo performer Dorothee Munyaneza emerges into...

It’s important to tell the story of Pussy Riot. It’s entirely laudable to give privileged Western audiences some idea of the systemic horrors endured...

In 2007 Blair on Broadway garnered much critical acclaim for creators Iain Hollingshead and Timothy Muller. Ten years later they have reunited for The...

Louisa May Alcott’s literary classic Little Women has been transformed into a fast-paced, exciting musical. It makes its European debut under the direction of...

Chipping Norton Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty takes its audience time-travelling from 1567 to 1967. John Terry’s engaging production slickly incorporates all the beloved elements of panto,...

Moral quandaries and hidden motivations simmer at the heart of The Secondary Victim, a dense discussion of ethical dilemmas from playwright and former therapist...

Ever since the Royal Shakespeare Company premiered the original (and still running) English-language version of Les Miserables in 1985, theatres have chased the holy...

Four years ago director Maggie Norris launched the Big House, a charity using drama to work with people who had left the care system,...

In 2016, an Australian TV documentary revealed shocking levels of mistreatment meted out to inmates – mainly aboriginal youths – in juvenile detention facilities...

The USA in 1975: year of two assassination attempts on President Gerald Ford, the capture of Patty Hearst, and the Thrilla in Manila. Now look...

Glyndebourne has more experience in staging new youth operas than any other UK company. The work of composer Lewis Murphy and librettist Laura Attridge,...
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