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REVIEW | Lord of the Flies | UK Tour

William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies is transformed into a gripping, haunting and powerful production by Nigel Williams. Straight from the Regents Park Open Air Theatre the set is specatcularly designed by Jon Bausor. It’s the scene of an abandoned plane crash, the smoking wreck with suitcases sprawling out of the side creates the main…

REVIEW | Romeo and Juliet | English National Ballet

Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale is told impeccably through the English National Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet, it is a commanding performance exuding the intensity and intimacy of forbidden love. Set in Renaissance Verona, the staging reflects the timelessness of the piece and the dim lighting creates a dark and tense atmosphere as the audience are taken back to…

REVIEW | Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty |

Matthew Bourne never fails to adapt a classic tale into a thrillingly innovative production interjected with a twist of darkness. As his third adaptation of a Tchaikovsky ballet, Bourne re-imagines Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance. Set in 1890 and spanning until modern day, Aurora is cursed by the dark fairy Carabosse and her son Caradoc attempts to seduce…

REVIEW | And Then There Were None |UK Tour

Agatha Christie is renowned for putting together thrilling murder mystery novels. Transferring these novels to the stage could lack the same effect however director Joe Harmston achieves it. The art deco style set designed by Simon Scullion is highly impressive, it’s style sets the era for the whole piece and intricate detailing has taken place to ensure the authenticity…

REVIEW | Kiss me Kate | Opera North

Opera North’s revival of Cole Porter’s rapturous 1948 Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate is a phenomenal performance bursting with the perfect variety of classical and contemporary vocal tones to ensure the classic musical is portrayed in it’s timeless fashion. Kiss me Kate is comedic backstage musical about a group of actors who are in a production…