Reviews

Beethoven’s message in his only opera, Fidelio, is that love and courage can counter oppression and leverage freedom. It’s a testament to the universality of...

The website which proposed a controversial pay-for-review scheme for productions on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has postponed its plans. The edfringereviews.com site proposed to charge...

London's Union Theatre continues its mission to revive neglected British musicals that emerged during the 1980s and 1990s mega-show bonanza years. Having recently and misguidedly...

The Donmar Warehouse’s film of their all-female Julius Caesar is a labour of love. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, it’s definitely a filmed performance rather...

This summer, Albert Herring, Benjamin Britten’s comic opera of repression, rum-laced lemonade and rites of passage celebrates 70 years since its premiere at Glyndebourne. The...

Steve Rodgers’s 2012 play Food (receiving its first production outside Australia) is an abrasive affair, more of a haphazard buffet than a satisfying meal. It’s...

In Simon Godwin's taut production of Measure for Measure the audience enters the theatre via the back entrance through Mistress Overdone’s brothel. Greeted by blasé working...

Now in its 27th year and long established as one of Europe’s leading Shakespeare productions, Stafford Gatehouse’s annual tribute to the playwright in the open...

Patrick Sandford’s one-man show Groomed is a vital act of bearing witness. With great honesty and delicacy, the 65-year-old theatre director tells how, aged...
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