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The Winter’s Tale (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican: A Year On

24 April 2017

Regular readers will know that I’m writing a book on Cheek by Jowl, a labour of love that will hopefully be out in 2018. It’s been fifteen months since I went out to Paris...

Tamburlaine (Yellow Earth) @ The Old Rep, Birmingham

22 April 2017

It’s been more than a decade since I last saw a Yellow Earth production, the innovative King Lear that was part of the RSC’s Complete Works Festival, and that managed to...

Second view: Roman Tragedies (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) @ The Barbican

20 March 2017

I last saw Roman Tragedies eight years ago, when I was a teeny and energetic PhD student for whom theatrical marathons were par for the course. The production was, at the time, one...

The Winter’s Tale (English National Opera) @ London Coliseum

4 March 2017

I’ll be upfront that I am not an opera aficionado; if I remember rightly, the last opera I saw was The Marriage of Figaro about a decade ago in Birmingham. But The Winter’s...