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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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