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Our vision is to build a global network of local reviewers reportingon the thriving, dynamic world of theatre and the performing arts. The reviews encompass works in major venues as well as cutting-edge performances in newer locations. 

Our mission is to provide our readers with a rich resource of high-quality reviews covering performances as they are staged.

We also provide unique opportunities to read interviews with playwrights, choreographers, directors and actors as well as reviews of books dedicated to theatre.

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Latest Reviews

Taken at Midnight ✩✩✩✩✩

Drama - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
Hans Litten was the young Jewish lawyer who subpoenaed Adolf Hitler. For years his incredible story was lost among the millions of deaths and innumerable horrors of the Holocaust but he has since been...
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Die Walküre ✩✩✩✩✩

Opera - Toronto, Canada
Aparna Halpé
The Canadian Opera Company's magnificent remounting of their 2006 production of Wagner's Die  Walküreis a striking example of Toronto's steady coming-of-age as a city that can...
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Oppenheimer ✩✩✩✩✩

Drama - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Mel Cooper
The newly commissioned play, Oppenheimer, by Tom Morton-Smith is a total triumph. Every element meshes beautifully to make a truly gripping, dramatic, thought-provoking and thrilling event. To begin...
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Assassins ✩✩✩✩✩

Musical - London, UK
Samantha Cheh
Assassinsspans the century between the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and that of John F. Kennedy, and sets it against the madness of a carnie-nightmare game. In song and just a touch of dance, Sondheim’s...
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Romeo and Juliet ☆☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Nicola Watkinson
Contemporary and fast-paced, yet with all the heart of Shakespeare’s original, this is a production which drags Romeo and Juliet headfirst into the twenty-first century, complete with strippers,...
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Basil Twist: Dogugaeshi ☆☆☆☆☆

MIME - London, UK
Luke Davies
Basil Twist is a New York based artist who specialises in creating elaborate, visual spectacles loosely defined as puppetry – often abstract, or non-representative in form. He has attained something...
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Peeping Tom: 32 rue Vandenbranden ☆☆☆

MIME - London, UK
Katerina Yannouli
In Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden all the action takes place in and around rickety trailers in a snow-covered and isolated community; exposed to the elements under a wide-open sky. In the...
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Top Hat ☆☆☆☆

Musical - Oxford, UK
Mel Cooper
The minor quibble with the stage version of Top Hat that you and others may have if you are fans of the original film will be that it’s not quite the film. Well, it couldn’t be; so get over...
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Noodles ☆☆☆☆

Other - London, UK
Luke Davies
NoFit State are a company whose work feels closely tied to that of other experimental companies who emerged during the late 80s and early 90s – like Forced Entertainment and Told By An Idiot –...
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My Night with Reg ☆☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
Really, Kevin Elyot's dark comedy ought to be called 'Several Nights with Six Men Who Aren't Reg', for although the titular Reg (real name Renaldo) looms large over the action we never...
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Latest Interviews

Janet Suzman in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
We met at the Print Room at the Coronet at Notting Hill, where Janet Suzman stars as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa in Lara Foot's new...
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Gus Christie in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Gus Christie is the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne, the renowned international opera company. It’s annual Festival runs  from the middle of May to the end of August then its Tourouring...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in conversation with Jonathan Ross

Rivka Jacobson
By Rivka Jacobson Live on stage in Lancaster London Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Ross 15 November 2014 An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger,hosted by award-winning TV chat show host,Jonathan...
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Latest Articles

A double dose of Anton Checkov\'s plays

Rupert Stonehill
Katie Mitchell's production of The Cherry Orchardat at the Young Vic and Russell Bolam's production of Uncle Vanya at St James Theatre, seen on Saturday 8th November...
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Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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