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REVIEWS

It would be a real thrill to see Janet McTeer do Hamlet. In Theresa Rebeck’s new play Bernhardt/Hamlet we get glimpses, though this is...

Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace is a clever choice for the first collaboration between Scottish Opera and East Lothian's Lammermuir Festival. In Haddington's late-medieval...

In Sharr White’s The Other Place, Juliana Smithton (Karen Archer) tells the story of her life: she loves spending time with her grandchildren, is...

With our current crop of world leaders often seemingly beyond parody, Trial by Laughter is a timely reminder that political incompetence, corruption, and naked...

The long-running ITV sitcom Benidorm gets an extended remix by creator Derren Litten in this live stage show. It brings together six of the...

First seen in 2004, Das Rheingold, the first instalment of Keith Warner’s production of Wagner’s Ring, is back as the prelude to the first...

There is much to admire in Tangled Feet and the Half Moon Theatre’s co-production for three-to-eight year olds. Using the company’s trademark movement and visual...

It’s hard to overstate the social radicalism for its time of Verdi’s La Traviata. Even today, over 160 years since its 1853 premiere, the...

Words are a minor component of A Thing Mislaid. It’s an enigmatic and often impish two-hander from Maison Foo, a company now in its...

Puccini’s Tosca is generally agreed to be the pre-eminent operatic thriller, but rarely does it pack such a sequence of visceral punches as it...

People have played around with Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis before – it was adapted by Philip Venables for the Royal Opera two years ago...

Why do we keep telling the same stories? Director Jude Christian’s mash-up of Othello and Macbeth, two of the oldest and most retold stories...
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