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Electra, The Bunker – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: The pulsating soundtrack, which is performed live on stage by the actors. Cons: This ‘reinvention’ of the classic story is more of a superficial update, and it’s in need of a good edit. For those of you whose classics are a bit rusty, a summary: Electra is the daughter of Agamemnon, one of those Greek kings who spent a decade across the sea trying to come up with the Trojan Horse. With Troy finally conquered, Agamemnon returns home to Argos, only to find ...

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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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