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The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic

Cherry Orchard at Young VicFor a play in which inertia, atrophy, indecision, and the inability to move forward are key elements – aren’t they always in Chekhov – Katie Mitchell’s marvelously busy and concentrated staging of The Cherry Orchard fair zips along. In Simon Stephens’ punchy and highly contemporary translation the comedy is kept sharp and buoyant and immediate … [Read More]

Posted on 17/10/2014
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Benjamin/Crimp “Written On Skin”, Royal Opera House (Review)

Barbara Hannigan in Written on Skin photo by Stephen CummiskeyGeorge Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s Written On Skin arrives at the Royal House for its UK premiere trailing extraordinary plaudits from all who’ve seen it. One can understand why. Music theatre is such a delicate, precarious, business but when words and music and staging come together as they do here in a cunning and intricately … [Read More]

Posted on 09/03/2013
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