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Arcola Theatre

A stream of Southern Gothic runs slow and hot through Lisa D’Amour’s play, first performed in Texas in 2001. A tang of rust and...

Global Voices Theatre aims to bring international stories to our stages. Last year marked its latest staged readings, led by Bridget Minamore. Nick Awde...

Mozart’s seductive anti-hero Don Giovanni has invited reinterpretation by directors from many different points of view. This Grimeborn production from the Arcola Participation Queer...

Director Lysanne van Overbeek muddies things a bit by starting this production of Bellini’s bel canto with Giulietta reading the opening lines of Shakespeare’s...

This fast-paced, hour-long triple bill at the Grimeborn Festival brings together three pieces linked by the theme of chance. Barber’s nine-minute A Hand of Bridge...

With music and words respectively by New Zealanders Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock, Hotspur (1980) centres on Elizabeth Mortimer (1371–1417), the wife of the...

Originally the name of a Spanish colonial council, the word 'cabildo' also denotes the buildings in which such institutions carried out their administrative tasks;...

Of Scott Joplin’s two operas, one is entirely lost and the other, Treemonisha, exists only in vocal score. Despite the composer having achieved considerable...

Rossini's music for Le Comte Ory is often exquisite, but the humour is robust. The womanising Count Ory devises ways of seducing the beautiful...
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