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The Oxford Opera Society presents Scenes in Concert.

The Oxford Opera Society presents Scenes in Concert.

A review by Julia Gasper The Oxford Opera Society put on its inaugural event on Monday 26th November at the Church of St Michael’s at the Northgate. This enterprising group of young musicians have many […]

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Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford

Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford

A review by Julia Gasper La Traviata is an old favourite but this revival of a classic production by WNO brings it up as fresh as if you had never heard it before. It really […]

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OMO at the Sheldonian Theatre

A night at the Opera at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

A review of Oxford Millennium Orchestra Last Friday night, the Oxford Millennium Orchestra performed at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre a series of pieces from various well know operas including Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and […]

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Tango Moderno

Tango Moderno

  Tango Moderno at Oxford’s New Theatre, is simply great! It’s a great piece of family entertainment for all ages. It reminds me of the music and dance shows based on the particular theme, so […]

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Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman With its glittering set, fairy-tale transformations and stage wizardry, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage – small wonder that this tale […]

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WAR HORSE UK Tour 2017

Warhorse at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman Warhorse is a different type of stage production, there is much to recommend it. Many in the audience including the impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner were full of expectation before […]

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]

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FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janacek;
Welsh National Opera;
Wales millennium Centre;
Cardiff;
5 October 2017;
Goryanchikov - Ben McAteer;
Alyeya - Paula Greenwood;
Luka Kuzmich/Filka Morozov - Mark Le Brocq;
Big Convict - Paul Charles Clarke; 
Small Convict - Quentin Hayes;
Commandant - Robert Hayward;
Old Convict - Peter Wilman;
Skuratov - Alan Oke;
Drunken Convict Michael Clifton-Thompson
Chekunov/The Priest - Alastair Moore;
The Cook - Laurence Cole;
The Smith - Martin Lloyd;
Young Convict - Adam Music;
A Whore - Sarah Pope;
Kedril Simon - Crosby Buttle;
Shapkin - Adrian Thompson;
Shishkov - Simon Bailey;
Cherevin/Off Stage Voice - Gareth Dafydd Morris;
Don Juan - Julian Close;
A Guard - Joe Roche;
Four Actors Matthew Batte, Nick Hywell, James Rockey, Dafydd Weeks
Female Child Iona Roderick
Conductor - Tomáš Hanus; 
Director - David Pountney;
Designer - Maria Björnson;
Lighting Designer - Chris Ellis;
Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janáček.

Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford. A review by Julia Gasper     The Czech composer Leos Janáček based this opera on Dostoevsky’s dark novel written after his own personal experience of life – […]

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Son of a Preacher Man New Theatre Oxford

Son of a Preacher Man New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman of Son of a Preacher Man at the New Theatre Oxford If you’re looking for a great entertaining musical show full of life, then SON OF A PREACHER MAN is just […]

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