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Tosca, King’s Head Theatre – Review

Credit: Jacob Sacks-Jones

Pros: There’s something very magical about seeing an opera in such a small space and immersing yourself in the music. Cons: Some theatrical tricks employed here might be better left for the big stages. This new reworking of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca, by Becca Marriott and King’s Head Theatre artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher, is set in Paris during World War Two. Painter Marius, played on press night by Martin Lindau, has agreed to hide a Jewish man who has escaped ...

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Mr Gillie, Finborough Theatre – review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: A forgotten play gains new resonance in this timely revival. Cons: It’s very wordy, and the first act takes quite a while to pick up momentum. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, a visit to the Finborough Theatre will take you back to 1950’s rural Scotland. To be precise, it will drop you into the fictional mining village of Crult, where Mr Gillie is the headmaster of the small school, and where his radical ideas about education are not always ...

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