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‘Brings out the fantastical elements’: THE MAGIC FLUTE – Touring ★★★

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Opera North’s new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute takes the composer’s final opera and brings out the fantastical and often comedic elements of what can at times be a dark story – several characters contemplate suicide on stage, but this version avoids ever feeling bogged down in these darker moments.

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NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations

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Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.

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‘The audience seemed to be in a constant state of euphoria throughout’: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★★

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This production of The Pirates of Penzance, as a whole, is a delight. It breathes a new depth into a classic and beloved opera without losing it’s eccentric British quality. I would highly recommend it to any fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, or anyone who can appreciate a witty and silly story about British pirates. It was a wonderful treat to experience and a joyous night out.