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The Nightingale And The Rose and other tales, Barons Court Theatre – Review

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Pros: Skilful adaptation and winning performances Cons: A few less successful moments Although less celebrated than his plays, Oscar Wilde’s prose work is every bit as accomplished and distinctive. His fairy tales in particular are a unique take on the genre – they’re wise and unsentimental, which somehow makes their impact all the more emotional, and Wilde delights in using animals and flowers as a witty chorus to comment on the foibles of the human world. Young company Orange Moon do a ...

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Dorian Gray, King’s Head Theatre – Review

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Pros: An almost uniformly strong cast carries the production with great enthusiasm. Plus there are good songs and music, and innovative audience interaction.  Cons: A lacklustre performance from the title role lets down an otherwise excellent show. You can tell the moment you enter the theatre that this is going to be no ordinary performance. The space is filled with a grand piano, a double bed, a sofa, armchairs and other Victorian pieces of furniture – all of which looks ...

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