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‘A high-kicking delight’: CAN-CAN! – Union Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

Courtesy of choreographer Adam Haigh, there is some seriously impressive dance going on at the Union Theatre right now. You might expect some good moves from a musical Can-Can! but the full company sequences that book-end the show are full of verve and vitality and some jaw-dropping moments, which are all the more impressive for taking place on a stage as intimate as this.

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‘Truly gripping to watch’: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Union Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

Opening up Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new production of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, which is itself adapted from a play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen. The play has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to Offenbach’s Can-Can! and Shakespeare’s Othello, as part of the same season.

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‘This story will never be more timely’: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Union Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Shanine SalmonLeave a Comment

Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People could have easily been adapted in the last couple of years as a, not at all subtle rebuke to the election of Donald Trump and Flint water scandal. Worryingly Miller’s adaptation was written in the 1950s and Ibsen’s original in 1882. Has nothing really changed?