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REVIEW: Jenůfa at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Jenůfa at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Jenůfa at Longborough Festival Opera

26 July 2016

Preston Witts reviews Jenůfa at Longborough Festival Opera, Saturday, 16th July The West Midland's great mezzo-soprano, Gaynor Keeble, is renowned for…


Jane Austen gets musical

Jane Austen gets musical

Jane Austen gets musical

22 July 2016

THE newly-adapted original musical of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which first premiered in Chicago in 2011 and has been touring domestically and internationally…


REVIEW: Thomas Nickell at Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Thomas Nickell at Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Thomas Nickell at Orchestra of the Swan

14 July 2016

Peter Buckroyd reviews the Thomas Nickell Concert at Orchestra of the Swan, Stratford ArtsHouse, Sunday, 10th July Introducing the concert Conductor David…


REVIEW: Marlowe meets his match!

REVIEW: Marlowe meets his match!

REVIEW: Marlowe meets his match!

13 July 2016

Herald work experience students, Molly Sutherland and Tom Hawkins in Year 10 at Chipping Campden School, went to review Dr Faustus at the RSC last Wednesday In…


REVIEW: Merchant of Venice

REVIEW: Merchant of Venice

REVIEW: Merchant of Venice

11 July 2016

Jennifer Lane reviews The Merchant of Venice by ShakeSoc, University of Exeter, at Stratford ArtsHouse, June 2016 An amateur university group bringing…


REVIEW: Marriage of Figaro at Longborough

REVIEW: Marriage of Figaro at Longborough

REVIEW: Marriage of Figaro at Longborough

04 July 2016

Preston Witts reviews Le Nozze di Figaro, Longborough Festival Opera, Sunday, 26th June SINCE the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is one…


REVIEW: Tannhäuser at Longborough

REVIEW: Tannhäuser at Longborough

REVIEW: Tannhäuser at Longborough

17 June 2016

Preston Witts reviews Tannhäuser, Longborough Festival Opera, Thursday, 9th June YET again Longborough Festival Opera has set the bar high in its celebration…


INTERVIEW: On the set of Father Brown

INTERVIEW: On the set of Father Brown

INTERVIEW: On the set of Father Brown

09 June 2016

Gill Sutherland meets Mark Williams and Martin Kemp on the set of Father Brown YOU usually feel a bit nostalgic when you enter the rather splendidly landscaped…


Games and Thrones: Round two of bloody play

Games and Thrones: Round two of bloody play

Games and Thrones: Round two of bloody play

19 May 2016

PLAYBOX’S acclaimed reworking of Shakespeare’s Henry Vl plays moves to St Mary’s Church in Warwick for more performances following a hugely-successful…


Twirl power: join dance class for summer shows

Twirl power: join dance class for summer shows

Twirl power: join dance class for summer shows

18 May 2016

DANCE teacher, Gemma Joyce, poses with young dancers after recently launching Saturday morning classes covering ballet, jazz, lyrical, and showcase work,…


REVIEW: Cymbeline at the RSC

REVIEW: Cymbeline at the RSC

REVIEW: Cymbeline at the RSC

18 May 2016

I had misgivings about coming to see this production of Cymbeline at the RSC. A friend had pinged me a message after seeing it the day before: “I have…


Campden music festival: the film!

Campden music festival: the film!

Campden music festival: the film!

13 May 2016

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning film-maker Sheila Hayman documented the coming together of the Chipping Campden Festival orchestra in her fascinating documentary…


Comedian Shazia Mirza on Isis and the Kardashians!

Comedian Shazia Mirza on Isis and the Kardashians!

Comedian Shazia Mirza on Isis and the Kardashians!

13 May 2016

COMEDIAN and writer Shazia Mirza is a regular face on TV, offering insights and humour on subjects that are considered a no-jokes zone. Tonight (Friday,…


INTERVIEW: 'For All Time' artist Steven Follen

INTERVIEW: 'For All Time' artist Steven Follen

INTERVIEW: 'For All Time' artist Steven Follen

06 May 2016

FOR All Time is the largest permanent site-specific artwork to be commissioned by the RSC. Herald arts caught up with its creator, Brighton based-artist…


God of Carnage opens at the Bear Pit Theatre

God of Carnage opens at the Bear Pit Theatre

God of Carnage opens at the Bear Pit Theatre

06 May 2016

AS God of Carnage, the comedy of manners written by French playwright Yasmina Reza in 2006, opens at the Bear Pit Theatre tonight (Friday, 8th May), Gill…


REVIEW: Games & Thrones by Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Games & Thrones by Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Games & Thrones by Playbox Theatre

04 May 2016

What a night for the bard. On stage at the RSC the good and the great are having a ball hamming up the to be’s or not to be’s in wisecracking celebration…


Here come… The Addams Family!

Here come… The Addams Family!

Here come… The Addams Family!

22 March 2016

THINGS have been getting mysterious and spooky at Stratford School as students prepared for the arrival of the Addams family. A wonderful cast that spans…


Practically perfect in every way! (Review)

Practically perfect in every way! (Review)

Practically perfect in every way! (Review)

17 March 2016

Mary Poppins has just flown in at the Birmingham Hippodrome – and with a heavyweight collaborative pairing of Cameron Mackintosh and Disney, behind it,…


REVIEW: Don Quixote at RSC

REVIEW: Don Quixote at RSC

REVIEW: Don Quixote at RSC

14 March 2016

“STRATFORD, it’s not all about Shakespeare”, is the often-trumpeted mantra beloved by many locals bored of the Bard — especially in this much-hyped 400th…


Gangsta Granny a big hit with all the family

Gangsta Granny a big hit with all the family

Gangsta Granny a big hit with all the family

17 February 2016

Eleven-year-old Ben dreads his regular Friday nights at granny's house. She is the epitome of boring, she insists on a game of Scrabble and an early night…


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