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...
Husband

Review: A Silken Ladder/ A Husband At The Door

These short operas should be heard more often and one hopes that the work of Opera Alegria will assist in that task. We know...
Wasp

Review – The Wasp

Why do hurt people hurt people? This is the central question in Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s play The Wasp. It’s a pretty easy question to...

Review : Mozart And Salieri / Zanetto

Time Zone Theatre begins an intriguing new venture this year at the Bridewell Theatre. While there is no shortage of opera as a whole...
Vixen

Review – The Cunning Little Vixen

This is a very thoughtful and thought-provoking revival of A Cunning Little Vixen, an opera that always yields a new insight or few on...
Briefs

Review – Briefs : Close Encounters

Briefs: Close Encounters is bonkers, bizarre and brilliant – but a bit of a bodge-job when it comes to the cement that should bind...
Sweet Dreams

Review – Sweet Dreams : Songs of Annie Lennox

Swapping Cole Porter’s bow tie, blazer and cane for a simple white shirt and crew cut, Michael Griffiths emerges again for his tribute show...
KimK

Review – The Marriage of Kim K

There is a great deal of talent on display in The Marriage of Kim K: the musical adaptation shows real flair and imagination and...

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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...