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Dance, Ballet

‘Don Quixote’ review

icon-location-pin Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
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Carlos Acosta’s production of ‘Don Quixote’ for the Royal Ballet seemed a somewhat awkward fit when it premiered in 2013…

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Agnes Colander, Jermyn Street Theatre
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Theatre, Drama

‘Agnes Colander’ review

icon-location-pin Jermyn Street Theatre, Piccadilly Circus
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Not every old, un(der)performed play is a neglected masterpiece, even if it’s by one of the giants of early twentieth century theatre…

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9 to 5 the Musical
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Theatre, Musicals

‘9 to 5 the Musical’ review

icon-location-pin Savoy Theatre, Charing Cross
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Backwoods Barbie, rhinestone queen and all-round country music legend Dolly Parton has her glittering fingerprints all over this musical…

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Theatre, Experimental

‘Berberian Sound Studio’ review

icon-location-pin Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden
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Stage horror is not a genre with a glowing track record. But designer Tom Scutt knew what he was doing when he persuaded the Donmar to let him make his directorial debut with a version of Peter Strickland’s cult 2012 film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’…

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Theatre, Drama

‘Edward II’ review

icon-location-pin Shakespeare's Globe, South Bank
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Christopher Marlowe’s play about a foolish king, madly in love with his ‘minion’ Piers Gaveston, and the outraged court who seek to get rid of them both, finds flaws on both sides…

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The Lady from the Sea, Print Room, 2019
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Theatre, Drama

‘The Lady from the Sea’ review

icon-location-pin Print Room, Kensington
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The Norwegians have come to Notting Hill to show us how their most famous writer, Henrik Ibsen, should be done, in this bilingual staging of ‘The Lady from the Sea’…

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Theatre, Drama

‘The American Clock’ review

icon-location-pin Old Vic, Southwark
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Arthur Miller was bitterly disappointed when his play ‘The American Clock’ flopped on Broadway, opening and closing in the November of 1980…

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Theatre, Drama

‘All About Eve’ review

icon-location-pin Noël Coward Theatre, Covent Garden
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There are ‘X-Files’ nerds in my life who have spouted a lot of crazy hyperbole about Gillian Anderson over the years…

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Theatre, Drama

‘Dracula’ review

icon-location-pin The London Library, St James'
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Horror’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming – back to the very library where Bram Stoker researched ‘Dracula’ between 1890 and 1897…

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