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Carmen fails to seduce: Operaupclose at the Arts Depot

Saturday 27th February 2016 We’ve been fans of Operaupclose for a while, and we’ve always admired their style, taking classic operas to tiny venues.  In fact, we were a bit nervous that the Pentland Theatre in North Finchley’s Arts Depot, at … Continue reading

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Flower Power: La Traviata up close at the King’s Head

Sunday 17th November 2013, matinée What is it about Alexandre Dumas’ novel ‘La Dame Aux Camelias’ that holds such fascination more than a century after it was written?  The number of adaptations in theatre, film and dance are testament to … Continue reading

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Gott im himmel, Wolfie! Don Giovanni goes psycho in Soho

The Soho Theatre is not exactly our favourite venue.  It always seems a bit chaotic.  We hate being made to wait until the last minute on the narrow stairs while exiting audiences from other shows push their way past us.  Once … Continue reading

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Short back and side-splitting: Rossini’s Barber of Seville (or Salisbury) at London’s Little Opera House

20th March 2011 – in rep at London’s Little Opera House This production is pure fun from start to finish and for a change the cut-throat razor is used only for shaving (a first for opera?). OperaUpClose have given us … Continue reading

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Commedia Dell’Morte: Pagliacci at London’s Little Opera House

Playing in rep at London’s Little Opera House, Kings Head, until May 2011 What is it with clowns?  Whilst pirates for example enjoy an undeserved romantic appeal, clowns apparently scare the bejesus out of us, which would explain their frequent … Continue reading

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Don’t get ripped off: the rageoffstage guide to real value for money at the theatre

We have already read with interest about the phenomenon of premium pricing and other theatre rip-offs and shared some of our experiences.   What is the common theme here?  Producers will charge what they think they can get.  Our motto is … Continue reading

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