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Surveillance programme

Once you enter the opera house or concert hall, what’s the first thing you do? Collect your ticket from the box office? Deposit your coat into the cloakroom? I wouldn’t mind betting that you then dutifully queue to purchase a … Continue reading

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Paper lanterns and origami wings: a ghostly Madama Butterfly at Grimeborn

Puccini: Madama Butterfly **** Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, 26th August 2015 It’s dangerous when a production is touted as “revelatory”. We were promised a “haunting psychological rendering” of Madama Butterfly by director Julia Burbach, “radically reframed” and inspired by Japanese … Continue reading

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Modified Turkish delight: Tchouhadjian’s Gariné unveiled at Grimeborn

Tchouhadjian: Gariné *** Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, 14th August 2015 Last night, Glyndebourne presented Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serailat the Proms, a tale of intrigue in a Turkish harem. At Grimeborn Festival, a grungy, hip East End alternative, we … Continue reading

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