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Monday, July 8, 2019

Review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, Ambassadors Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, Ambassadors Theatre4.0stars‘My father got the dog drunk on cherry brandy at the party last night. If the RSPCA hear about it he could ge…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Welcome to the UK, Bunker Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Review: Welcome to the UK, Bunker Theatre 3.0Overall Score There’s a significant difference between a show that talks about refugees, and a show on this topic whose actors actually are ref…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Review: Connie Wookey, The Bunker by Manuel Muñoz

London-based actor Constance Wookey brings to The Bunker her one-woman show Connie Wookey: Denied Under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, a compelling autobiographical t…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Why is violence towards Front of House workers tolerated? by Manuel Muñoz

I’m sure many of you have worked Front of House at a theatre. Apart from the performers, we are the most visible, prominent faces and the ones who deal with audiences directly. Most of the…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: The Wider Earth, The Jerwood Gallery, Natural History Museum by Manuel Muñoz

It is only fitting that a play about the voyage of Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle is staged at the Natural History Museum. The trip that changed the fate of biology as we know it start…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review: Mayerling, The Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

There are some episodes in history that are morbidly fascinating. The story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary (1858-1889) and his life of excess, frustration, sex and death is one of…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Marnie, London Coliseum by Manuel Muñoz

Nico Muhly is back at the Coliseum with the world premiere of a new opera, following 2011’s Two Boys. Based on Winston Graham’s novel – and dramatised by Hitchcock in the 1964 thriller…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall by Manuel Muñoz

Agatha Christie’s presence in London’s theatrical scene is, even today, taken for granted. With The Mousetrap still being played after 65 years, whodunits are still a cult favourite. In …

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Jewels, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, George Balanchine’s Jewels comes back to the stage giving plenty of opportunities for the whole company to show their skills off. This collection of t…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: Ballistic, Mirth Marvel and Maud by Manuel Muñoz

In May 2014, Elliot Rodger killed several people at a university campus before shooting himself. In what were subsequently known as the Isla Vista killings, six people were killed and fourte…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

Madama Butterfly is one of the most performed operas ever, as it has en enduring appeal due of its themes of love, loss, dignity and deceit. Reaching new heights of realistic exoticism, Pucc…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

After his successes as a choreographer for The Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale – Christopher Wheeldon is now bringing his first Broadway adventure …

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

Kasper Holten’s latest production for the Royal Opera House – and his last as Director of Opera – is also, arguably, one of his best. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, one of Wagner’s…

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review: Hedda Gabler, National Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Like a male Shakespearean lead, Hedda Gabler is one of those characters actors use to prove themselves. Nothing wrong with that, as it’s allowed us to see many great actors give stellar pe…

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Review: In The Pink, The Courtyard Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

We don’t often see nonagenarians as characters in a play – unless they’re Charlie Bucket’s grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, bed-ridden and witty. They rather unfort…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Blanc de Blanc, Hippodrome Casino by Manuel Muñoz

From the creators of LIMBO – seen last year at Wonderground’s Spiegeltent – and some of the minds behind Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, Blanc de Blanc arrives at the atmospheric Hippodr…

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: Jekyll & Hyde, Old Vic by Manuel Muñoz

R L Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of those tales that has become part of our culture and imagination ever since it was published in 1886. This dark tale of s…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: A Kingdom For A Stage, Chelsea Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

With the 400th anniversary commemorations of Shakespeare’s death in full swing, it is hardly surprising that there are a number of productions coming up that have the Bard at its core. Ton…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Review: H.M.S. Pinafore, Hackney Empire by Manuel Muñoz

Gilbert and Sullivan’s light operas have such an enduring appeal that they have been produced in many different ways throughout the years. From modern day adaptations to school productions…

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Sket, Park Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

There was an exciting vibe yesterday at the Park Theatre before the first performance of this world premiere, and it is safe to say it was enthusiastically received. Maya Sondhi’s new play…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Review: Hand to God, Vaudeville Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

This is not your typical comedy. Not only because a puppet is the main character – which is hardly a new thing after Avenue Q or even War Horse – but because of its frenzied tone and sup…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Review: Motown the Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Saying that Motown Records is a cultural icon that shaped music and changed it forever is something of an obvious statement. It is probably the label with more classics in its catalogue than…

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review: Akhnaten, London Coliseum by Manuel Muñoz

It has been 29 years since Akhnaten was revived at the Coliseum after its UK premiere in 1985. Widely considered one of Philip Glass’s finest works, and also the last of his trio of operas…

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Review: Madama Butterfly, Lost Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Secret Opera presents this production of G. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as part of The Gender Project, which intends to approach opera from a LGBT point of view and with an open mind about …

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: CarMen, LOST Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Secret Opera, created in 2014 as part of The New London Opera Players, is presenting (as part of The Gender Project) a number of opera productions approached from a LGBT point of view, parti…

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Donmar Warehouse by Manuel Muñoz

When first published in 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses delighted, shocked and outraged its readers with its naked exposing of morally questionable behaviour from its …

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

As much as Manon was a leitmotif last year at the Royal Opera House – with a ballet and two operas on the ill-fated beauty – this year it is Eugene Onegin that is receiving the full ball…

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

Not too long ago, a comedy opened at the Duchess Theatre, and at that moment not many could have predicted that it would become a huge success (Olivier award for Best New Comedy included). …

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

The proliferation of Nutcrackers in London is a clear indication that we are approaching Christmas. Together with pantos, Christmas musicals and choral realness, this festive landscape can b…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review: Henry V, Barbican by Manuel Muñoz

The final instalment in Shakespeare’s tetralogy of English kings, Henry V arrives at the Barbican just in time for the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, which saw the young kin…

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review: La Soirée, Southbank Spiegeltent by Manuel Muñoz

Olivier-award winner show La Soirée returns to London for the festive season, amid Christmas shows and candle-lit concerts, proving to be the perfect alternative show for un-Christmassy Lon…

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