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Translations at The National Theatre


Translations – National Theatre By Brian Friel (Review by guest blogger Daniel Bennett) ‘What happens when a land is robbed of its language?’ This is the question National Theatre runs alongside its promotional material for the renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel’s Translations. It’s a fair question, but it is deceptively simple. It suggests the play deals with a single theme;

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Chess by the ENO


Chess by the ENO Chess is a piece that I have appreciated, especially musically, for a while, having performed in the show myself a number of years ago. The show is set during the politically driven Cold War. American Chess grandmaster Freddy Trumper takes on Russian grandmaster,  Anatoly Sergievsky but Freddy lets ego get in the way and soon Freddy’s number two, Florence has switched

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Strictly Ballroom

Stricltly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom Strictly Ballroom is the West End’s latest offering, based on Baz Lurhmann’s movie of the same name. Scott Hastings has grown up in the ballroom dance world however due to his desire to dance his own steps rather than federation steps he finds himself without a partner, just before the finals. Fran, a beginner convinces Scott to dance

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