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Farinelli and the King, Duke of York’s Theatre

Make opera, not war. So urges composer-turned-playwright Claire van Kampen’s featherweight historical star vehicle, elevated by husband Mark Rylance – in a tailored role showcasing his beguiling idiosyncrasies – and John Dove’s sumptuous production. Read my full Ham & High review … Continue reading

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Swimming pool tale unafraid to tackle horror in deep end

A kiss is an innocent thing. So claims Brandon, the swimming coach accused of inappropriate contact, but in Josep Maria Miró i Coromina’s unsettling Archimedes’ Principle at Park Theatre, innocence is constantly reframed by context. Are we more likely to … Continue reading

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Till death do us part

In 1928, in Nijar in the Spanish province of Almeria, Francisco Montes Canada was shot dead after fleeing a wedding with the prospective bride, his cousin Francisca. The murder was carried out by the groom’s brother and this grisly matrimonial … Continue reading

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