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Playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones: ‘The theatre industry is full of isms and schisms and nepotism’

Jasmine Lee-Jones, 22, is a writer and actor from London. In July 2019, shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her first full-length play was staged at the Royal Court theatre. Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner follows a digital activist, Cleo, and her best friend, Kara, as they navigate abuse and racism on social media. The play won numerous accolades, including most promising playwright at both the Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards. It has been revived at the Royal Court for a six-week run ending on 27 July.
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Have opera audiences forgotten the point of booing?

As Douglas Boyd, director of Garsingston Opera in Buckinghamshire, noted last week, it’s nice to have an audience. And, indeed, after the horrors of the past year, it is nice for those of us who enjoy music to be allowed out to hear it performed live. Garsington – like Glyndebourne...
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Theater & DanceThe Independent

The show must go on if theatre is going to survive

Freedom Day may have been delayed – but at least we can take some solace in the fact there are lots of good plays and art shows still going ahead. Trevor Nunn’s Happy Days at Riverside Studios and Under the Milk Wood at the National Theatre, which stars Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Sian Phillips, are the hot tickets. They both opened this week.

Ivan Ayon Rivas & Carmela Remigio Headline Teatro La Fenice’s ‘Faust’

On June 25, the Teatro La Fenice will open a production of Gounod’s “Faust.”. The production will be directed by Joan Anton Rechi and will see Ivan Ayon Rivas singing the title role. Frédéric Chaslin conducts with a cast that also includes Alex Esposito as Méphistophélès, Carmela Remigio as Marguerite,...
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Constellations opens in West End during ‘incredibly special’ night

The director of Nick Payne’s Constellations has described the play’s opening night at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre as “incredibly special for us all”. The two-hander, which follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist, through their blossoming romantic relationship, has been revived in London with a twist. Between June...
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FEDORA Opera Prizes Announce 2021 Winners

The FEDORA Opera Prizes has announced the 2021 winners. The award for FEDORA Opera Prize 2021 went to “Like flesh” from the Opéra de Lille in France while the winner of the FEDORA Digital Prize 2021 went to “Out of the Ordinary” by the Irish National Opera. Meanwhile, the winner...
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The Marriage of Figaro @ Opera Holland Park, London

Director Oliver Platt brought Don Giovanni to Holland Park in 2017 and Così fan tutte a year later, but no one could have foreseen the circumstances under which he would end up staging Figaro. Opera Holland Park last performed The Marriage of Figaro in 2011. Since then it has enjoyed...