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Longborough’s Tannhäuser is a major relief after ENO’s abysmal Tristan

16 June 2016 15:36

Tannhäuser Longborough Festival Opera, until 18 June The Longborough phenomenon continues, indeed if anything gets more remarkable each year. This…

I didn’t enjoy it but I couldn’t help loving it: ENO’s Sunset Boulevard reviewed

5 April 2016 13:18

Sunset Boulevard Coliseum, in rep until 7 May Sunset Boulevard is a tale of fractured glory with Homeric dimensions. The…

Sweeney Todd, ENO, review: blunt and bloody

31 March 2015 10:38

Sweeney Todd English National Opera, in rep until 9 April A wicked deception is sprung in the opening moments of…

Is Anna Nicole’s absurd life worth our while? Not as much as Otello’s

15 September 2014 17:43

Otello ENO, in rep until 17 October Anna Nicole Royal Opera, in rep until 24 September So how did London’s…

Powder Her Face: Amanda Roocroft would never give a random bell-boy a blowjob

3 April 2014 18:44

Before we talk fellatio, let me get the boring, snide observations out of the way. It’s great to see the…

ENO’s Rodelinda: the best and worst of opera

1 March 2014 8:56

Boy, the crap that opera’s allowed to get away with. The mime, the mugging, the movement, the ideas. Richard Jones’s…

Spectator Play: The highs and the lows of what’s going on in arts this week

31 May 2013 16:49

Christopher Purves began his musical career playing doo-wop and rock and roll with the band Harvey and the Wallbangers . These…

Spectator Play: what’s worth watching, listening to or going to this weekend

17 May 2013 18:23

It feels like the only film anyone’s been talking about recently is The Great Gatsby. Given that even the release…

Spectator Play: what’s worth watching, listening to or going to this weekend

19 April 2013 17:42

In a week where the news has been filled with stories about a certain ‘strong woman’, Kate Chisholm has found…