Hot Tin Roof

Review – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams' masterwork, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, is a play that is often done badly. Benedict Andrews is a very modern, very...
Pageant

Review – Pageant

Pageant is a perfect two hours. As in, it lasts two hours on the dot. Less can be said about the rest of the...
Armide

Review – Armide

This ensemble is certainly one to watch, as indeed are the other operatic and symphonic enterprises for which Márcio da Silva is responsible. Armide...
Funeral Meats

Review – Funeral Meats

Funeral Meats is a play revealing how individuals deal with grief whilst having to cope with issues causing hurt and pain to others. Quickly paced (it runs an hour),...

Review – A Spoonful Of Sherman

A Spoonful Of Sherman allows you to sit back and enjoy once more some of the songs that have punctuated most of our lifetimes,...
Nero Monologues

Review – Even You Lights Cannot Hear Me / Nero Monologues

New chamber operas, as well as rare one-act works from a hundred years ago, are a good basis for a new summer opera festival...
Florentine

Review – A Florentine Tragedy

At under an hour this opera, A Florentine Tragedy,  is a short evening out, but it is more than worthwhile for the rarity of...
Porgy

Review – Porgy And Bess

Whether it was the format or the repertory, Porgy and Bess was the first evening at Grimeborn 2017 that produced a full house, and...

Review – Mrs Orwell

Proud Haddock have established a good reputation for reviving forgotten short plays – their production of two Noel Coward shorts last year was remarkable...
Evita

Review – Evita

For someone who has never seen Evita before, this is a perfectly acceptable introduction that gives a fair overview of the whole with excellent...

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King Lear

Review – King Lear

This King Lear starts unpromisingly, but then develops a depth of characterization, fluid movement and pathos of enactment that culminates in a fine reworking...