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Europe - Donmar Warehouse
24 Jun
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: EUROPE at the Donmar Warehouse

Europe - Donmar Warehouse Michael Longhurst takes the helm as Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse and kicks-off his tenure with a revival of David Greig’s dystopian and prophetic EUROPE.

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The Light in the Piazza
24 Jun
Reviews
Tim Winter

Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at the Royal Festival Hall

Imagine tuning into an undemanding, middle-of-the-road TV show to find it acted by Judy Dench, Ian McKellen, Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Light in the PiazzaDove Cameron (Clara Johnson) and Renée Fleming (Margaret Johnson) in The Light of the Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall

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The Damned (Les Damnées) Comédie-Française at the Barbican
24 Jun
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: THE DAMNED at The Barbican Theatre

The Damned (Les Damnées) Comédie-Française at the Barbican It feels as if scarcely a month goes by without one production or another by superstar director Ivo Van Hove causing a splash in London. His radical staging of ALL ABOUT EVE was recently at the Noel Coward Theatre and we’ve had revelatory productions of Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, Ibsen and Sophocles amongst many others. He’s equally busy on Broadway (NETWORK was a sensation) and coming up the maestro will be re-conceiving WEST SIDE STORY.

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After Dark - Finborough Theatre
24 Jun
Reviews
Nicky Allpress

Review: AFTER DARK at The Finborough Theatre

After Dark - Finborough Theatre The building of the new Metropolitan line underground railway presents the thrilling opening of Dion Boucicault’s 1880’s melodrama set in the grimy streets of Victorian London. Combining music of the era with a modern design, After Dark may be a world away from the naturalistic style of theatre we’ve come to expect, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with melodrama.

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Tragic Scenes of Legendary women where snakes were (kind of) present
24 Jun
Reviews
Justin Murray

Review: TRAGIC SCENES OF LEGENDARY WOMEN WHERE SNAKES WERE (KIND OF) PRESENT at the Blue Elephant Theatre

Tragic Scenes of Legendary women where snakes were (kind of) present Tragic Scenes of Legendary Women Where Snakes Were (Kind Of) Present is a clown piece devised by Gaulier-trained cabaret performers Monia Baldini and Lucia Peña Pen. We see meet star attraction and impresario Nina Divina (Baldini), who’s here to take us on a journey through a series of ancient or mythological women whose stories also involve snakes: Medusa, Cleopatra, Eve.

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