‘He nose, you know!’: James McAvoy excels as a Cyrano de Bergerac for our contemporary age

14/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac: directed for the screen by Tony Grech-Smith at London’s Playhouse Theatre and broadcast to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, 12.3.2020. (JPr)

Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Roxane), Eben Figueiredo (Christian), & James McAvoy (Cyrano)
(c) Marc Brenner

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Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Dürrenmatt’s The Visit: a relevant message for our times

18/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit (adapted by Tony Kushner): National Theatre, London. 14. 2.2020. (CSa)

Lesley Manville and cast of NT’s The Visit (c) Johan Persson

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Northern Ireland Opera brings Kiss Me, Kate vibrantly to life

10/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate:  Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of Northern Ireland Opera / Conor Mitchell (conductor). Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 5.2.2020. (RB)

Norman Bowman, Melle Stewart, Jayne Wisener, Jack McCann (c) Johnny Frazer

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Watermill Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s mischief at Wilton’s Music Hall

30/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (from the Watermill Theatre and directed by Paul Hart): Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 29.1.2020. (JB)

Watermill Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Colin McPherson and Ian Rickson present an Uncle Vanya for our times at the Harold Pinter Theatre

24/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chekhov, Uncle Vanya: Harold Pinter Theatre, London, 23.1.2020. (CS)

Uncle Vanya (c) Johan Persson

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The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at Wilton’s Music Hall

16/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (created by Told by an idiot with Theatre Royal Plymouth, from an idea by Irene Cotton and written and directed by Paul Hunter): Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 15.1.2020. (JB)

Jerone Marsh-Reid & Amalia Vitale in The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel
(c) Manuel Harlan

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Circus 1903 at the Royal Festival Hall has magic and awe-inspiring, death-defying, feats

23/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus: Royal Festival Hall, London. 19.12.2019. (JPr)

Circus 1903‘s ‘African Elephants’ (c) Dan Tsantilis

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In Chicago, Renée Fleming shines in The Light in the Piazza

20/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Kimberly Grigsby (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago, 14.12.2019. (JLZ)

Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza (c) Liz Lauren

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