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As more West End shows have to cancel shows, industry figures respond to ‘inadequate’ Government insurance scheme

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.

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Così Fan Tutte: Racial & sexual abuse should shock audiences, not titillation

In Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, International, News, Opera, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

The new production of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s classic opera Così Fan Tutte has attracted no shortage of controversy. After its premiere in Aix-en-Provence in France in July, the organisers of the Edinburgh International Festival wrote to all ticket holders offering a refund “due to the adult nature of some of the scenes” and its unsuitability for younger audiences.

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CIRCUS DIARIES in Edinburgh: The Toad Knew by James Thiérrée & Compagnie du Hanneton

In Circus, Dance, Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

The latest production from Compagnie du Hanneton is a theatrical wonder that builds on their reputation for exquisite spectacle. James Thiérrée has genius of both skill and imagination, and The Toad Knew is a beautiful and precisely constructed surreality.