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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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Events, Going Out, Oxford, Review

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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by × June 10, 2018 × 0 comments

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

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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by × January 10, 2018 × 0 comments

Oxford, Review, Theatre

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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Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

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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Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review

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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Oxford, Review, Theatre

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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by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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TIM SMITH Piano Recital 16th September 2017

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford can be proud of Tim Smith, who went from here to study piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire three years ago. He has emerged a confident and dazzling pianist with […]

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