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10th Sep 2012
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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Charles Court Opera have earned a renowned reputation for adding over-the-top comedy to Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.  Previous successes include HMS Pinafore and last year’s critically acclaimed The Mikado, which...

07th Aug 2012
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ALL MALE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

When William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan penned the Pirates of Penzance I doubt they envisioned such a production as Sasha Regan’s all-male escapade. Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of...

23rd May 2012
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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

I must admit bias, The Pirates of Penzance is my favourite of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, being the first production I ever took part in as a schoolboy.  This does...

13th Apr 2012
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THE GRAND DUKE

Largely unloved for over a century, the Finborough Theatre have rediscovered G & S gem in The Grand Duke, their fourteenth and last Savoy Opera, which is currently receiving its...

13th Apr 2012
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CARMEN

Updated from Bizet’s original 19th Century Seville setting, this modern day rendering of Carmen regularly misfires, and in fact loses much relevance in this damp attempt at revitalising the opera...

15th Feb 2012
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LA TRAVIATA

Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s new adaptation of La Traviata (The Fallen One), set in 2012 Shoreditch, receives its world premiere in Highgate before touring Southern England and returning for a season at...

01st Feb 2012
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MASTER CLASS

One piece of practical advice before I begin. Book tickets now! This is immensely worth seeing and enjoyable on so many counts.  One only needs the vaguest notion of Maria...

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