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Matthew Bourne’s revival of Play Without Words, 10 years on from its première, proves that the original success of the production can – and has – been extended to the 21st century.
It is safe to say there are more than a handful of Nutcracker productions being simultaneously performed around the country, so how do you even begin to decide which one to attend this Christmas?
Ballet, contemporary and modern twists are heavily featured throughout the various show’s listings, leaving every theatregoer inundated with choice of style, [...]
For Birmingham Royal Ballet, performing at Sadler’s Wells is rather like returning home after a long trip away. Originally the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet began its expansive career and influence in the heart of London, only later venturing up to the city of Birmingham.
Autumn Glory begins with Ninette de Valois’s Checkmate (1937), [...]
Jessica Wilson reviews the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Barbican and has some tips on what to expect when seeing a dance show.
So you love theatre? But how do you feel about dance? Does the idea of going to a dance show fill you with apprehension about what to expect, wear and do? Fear [...]
As a ballet in three parts, Jewels immediately goes against the grain of the narrative traditions of classical ballet with its abstract form. Premiered by the New York City Ballet in 1967 by Russian-American co-founder and founding choreographer George Balanchine, his choreographic reputation eventually caused him to be referred to as the father of modern [...]
If you are looking for an insightfully creative evening that will make you question your very own values, then head to The Place this September for Summer House; a festival that features Touch Wood – a programme of works in progress – and The Place’s International performance season which features acclaimed productions from around the [...]
Having studied Journey’s End as a dramatic text a few moons ago, I sat in the auditorium with the preconception that I would have a great understanding of the production. Saying this, I sat for a few moments after the last notes of the bugle had faded away and the theatre began to empty, worrying [...]
If there was ever a relevant time to see a matinee show, it would be now. Having read much backlash about afternoon shows in The Stage recently, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical maintained a pretty good fight for its advocators.
Four of the seven Stage Talk letters featured in The Stage last week were [...]
This David Mamet double bill, presented by Theatre6, is performed in the brand new space within the Old Vic Tunnels, the Screening Room, and is both witty and poignant, set against an atmospheric backdrop.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Mamet’s classic plays are both directed by Kate McGregor, adding immediate connections and a sense of consistency to the productions. [...]
Both short and sweet, the exploration of friendship and faith in this innovative production prompted both nostalgia and pity throughout the audience. Operation Greenfield depicts the story of four awkward teenagers striving to win the Stokely Annual Talent Competition with their eclectic mix of Christian folk and David Bowie. Automatically, a perception is drawn and [...]