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Contrary to the opinions of some, opera is so much more than the fat lady singing. We didn’t used to be fans, but some of the productions we’ve seen have had us laughing and crying in equal measure. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

Noh Time Like The Present, LSO St Luke’s – Review

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Pros: A rare opportunity to appreciate a form of theatre which has been performed without interruption since the 14th century. Cons: As with anything out of the ordinary, this show can be quite challenging to follow, due to the lack of clear narrative elements. In the wonderful world of performing arts there is a theatrical discipline that has been kept alive from the 14th century to this day. Its name is Noh, or Nogaku, and it is a form of classical ...

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Scenes from the End, Tristan Bates Theatre – Review

Scenes from the End - Review - Tristan Bates Theatre

Pros: Héloïse Werner’s hauntingly beautiful, intense and masterful performance. Cons: The abstract nature of the piece means that it is sometimes hard to empathise with the characters and to feel a connection with the emotions portrayed. Grief is a personal experience that we all grapple with in our own way. The loss of a loved one is hard to stomach and often hard to talk about. One feels isolated, empty and confused. In this abstract, almost excruciatingly intimate, one-woman opera at ...

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