Watching the vintage musical KISS ME KATE, currently playing a two week run at the vast Coliseum Theatre as part of a national tour by Opera North, is a very old fashioned experience for the best and worst reason.
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Review: KISS ME KATE at the London Coliseum
By Phil Willmott Friday, June 22 2018, 16:26
Review: LA BOHEME at the Royal Opera House
By Stuart King Tuesday, June 19 2018, 14:52
Last year, the Royal Opera House took the bold step of commissioning a replacement for John Copley’s 1974 Bohème which had served as a mainstay of its repertoire for 41 years. Bolder still, was the decision to ask Richard Jones to direct the new production.
Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo and Nicole Car as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera Season 2017/18 © ROH 2017. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore.
Review: JULIE at The National Theatre
By Nastazja Domaradzka Wednesday, June 13 2018, 18:16
In this modern dress adaptation of Strindberg's 1888 1 Act play, MISS JULIE, It’s Julie’s (Vanessa Kirby) birthday and she’s throwing a massive party at her father’s mansion. People come in and out of the house but there is a feeling of boredom around Julie. She is determined to entertain herself and hide from real life; her escapism is filled with drugs and alcohol.
Review: THESE ROOMS at the Shoreditch Town Hall
By Stuart King Tuesday, June 12 2018, 07:07
As part of LIFT 2018, the Irish dance theatre company CoisCéim in collaboration with ANU Productions have taken over Shoreditch Town Hall for an immersive dance/performance/art installation experience, but with little consideration for those who will endure it.
Second Look: RED at the Wyndhams Theatre
By Stuart King Monday, June 11 2018, 09:45
John Logan’s play RED is enjoying a successful revival with a limited run (until end July) at Wyndhams Theatre and would appeal to those of an artistic inclination, or anyone who simply enjoys erudite, aesthetic verbosity - however unrealistic and flowery the phrasing occasionally feels.
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in RED. Photo by Johan Persson
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