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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Review: Twelfth Night, Blue Elephant Theatre by Dan Rubins

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is all over the place this year. The glorious production starring Tamsin Greig at the National Theatre closes in mid-May, only days before Emma Rice’s interpr…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: Junkyard, Rose Theatre Kingston by Dan Rubins

I can pinpoint the precise moment that the Rose Theatre’s new musical Junkyard comes to life. Halfway through the first act, idealistic teacher Rick (Calum Callaghan) has finally convinced…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: Whisper House, The Other Palace by Dan Rubins

What do you do when you’re a ghost doomed to roam the moody corners of Duncan Sheik’s new musical Whisper House for all eternity? You can blow out candles and knock papers out of people…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Shit-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, Leicester Square Theatre by Dan Rubins

I had the fairly disorientating experience of seeing two performances back to back half an hour apart in the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday night: Shit-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About …

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: Carousel, London Coliseum by Dan Rubins

On the one hand, the pundits and prognosticators who decried the star casting of Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in the English National Opera’s new production of Carousel were right: Boe …

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: I Capture the Castle, Watford Palace Theatre by Dan Rubins

“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink,” begins young Cassandra Mortmain in Dodie Smith’s much-beloved novel I Capture the Castle. Composer Steven Edis and librettist Teresa Howard,…

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Review: Finders Keepers, Park Theatre by Dan Rubins

Among the knickknacks piled high in Mr. Pharaoh’s junkyard, there is a broken clock, frozen in time. And while this clock doesn’t stand out among the eclectic ingenuities surrounding it …

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: I Capture the Castle, Watford Palace Theatre by Dan Rubins

“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink,” begins young Cassandra Mortmain in Dodie Smith’s much-beloved novel I Capture the Castle. Composer Steven Edis and librettist Teresa Howard,…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Tejas Verdes, Ugly Duck by Dan Rubins

Director Emily Louizou has found the perfect space for Tejas Verdes, Fermín Cabal’s 2004 collection of seven haunting monologues surrounding the disappearance, torture, and death of a you…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: The Frogs, Jermyn Street Theatre by Dan Rubins

“You can stop rhyming right there,” the Greek god of wine and drama Dionysos commands his slave Xanthias mid-song in Stephen Sondheim’s musical adaptation of The Frogs, now making its …

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: Partenope, English National Opera by Dan Rubins

There’s a little something for everyone in the English National Opera’s revival of Christopher Alden’s Olivier Award-winning production of Handel’s Partenope. If you’re in the mark…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: One Last Thing (For Now), Old Red Lion Theatre by Dan Rubins

The ensemble of Althea Theatre’s One Last Thing (For Now) seems particularly good at listening. One character reads a letter aloud, or writes one, or sends a Skype message, and the rest of…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre by Dan Rubins

Music has a mesmeric, perhaps demonic, power in Lizzie, the half-musical, half-rock concert at the Greenwich Theatre. Lizzie tells the story of 19th-century alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borde…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Review: Princess Suffragette, VAULT Festival by Dan Rubins

A nifty ornate clock presides over the stage at Princess Suffragette, the new historical play by Subika Anwar-Khan at London’s VAULT Festival. Instead of hours, the clock, which cast membe…

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Review: Orbits, Drayton Arms Theatre by Dan Rubins

What takes place behind closed doors when two major historical figures meet? Motivating plays like Michael Frayn’s celebrated Copenhagen (the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg) a…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blog: Why Shakespeare’s male characters should be for anyone to “get their mitts on” – regardless of gender by Dan Rubins

Won’t someone please think of the men? Why one AYT critic took issue with the Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish’s plea for women to steer clear of Shakespeare’s male roles. Like Dominic …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: Twelfth Night, National Theatre by Dan Rubins

The National Theatre’s promotional campaign for Simon Godwin’s new Twelfth Night has been all Tamsin Greig, all the time. The video trailer and the programme design devote themselves ent…

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Review: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre by Dan Rubins

What is The Cherry Orchard? In 1903, Anton Chekhov responded vehemently to Stanislavski’s directorial interpretation of the play as a tragedy, asserting that, “what has emerged from me i…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: Moonshine’s Entirely Necessary Adventure, Ovalhouse by Dan Rubins

Oh, to be young and on the run from the Corporation. That’s the plight of Moonshine, the thirteen-year-old heroine of Magic Maverick’s half term show for kids, Moonshine’s Entirely Nec…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review: The Pirates of Penzance, London Coliseum by Dan Rubins

There is no shortage of pillars around the perimeter of the London Coliseum, but two more appeared onstage at the opening night of the English National Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance: a c…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, Wilton’s Music Hall by Dan Rubins

“I don’t have dreams – I just want to be full,” the puppet sings, turning his pleading, extraordinarily expressive eyes towards the audience. He is Tarrare, “The Gentleman Glutton,…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Review: her, Half Moon Theatre by Dan Rubins

The young refugee turns to the audience, beseeching someone to help her, begging for someone to listen. When no one speaks on her behalf, she follows the bus driver, whose help she so desper…

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