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L’incoronazione di Poppea 11 November, 2017, St. Mary in the Castle, reviewed by Thomas Denman

From left, Sarah Parkin as Poppea and Lucilla Graham as Nero, photo by Chris Parker On Saturday last weekend, another brave and innovative production from Barefoot Opera, electrified a packed auditorium at St. Mary in the Castle. Staging L’incoronazione di…
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Trouble in Tahiti, Kino–Teatr, 25–27 October 2017, reviewed by Jane Gordon

  From left; Alistair Sutherland, Tom Clarkson, Chiara Vinci, Sophie Goldrick and Laurence Panter Trouble in Tahiti is the second production from the vibrant new company Stage Left Project, which already displays the slick professionalism of a well-oiled team. As…
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Coastal Currents Goes Out of Season To Bring a Special Piece of Art to Silverhill by Tina Morris

Now seemingly a year-round venture, with new owner, Tina Morris, at the helm, Coastal Currents is still making the headlines. Here, she discusses a missing piece of the 2017 programme With bravery of programming, comes risk. But who would want…
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Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti – Stage Left Project’s First Major Production by Tom Clarkson from Stage Left Project

This month sees our new Hastings-based theatre company, Stage Left Project, present a live performance of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, at the Kino Teatr, before we embark on a tour of the south-east celebrating the centenary of…
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Burning Bright: Gibson-Cowan’s Fearful Symmetry at the blackShed Gallery by Julia Mortimer

Ben Gibson-Cowan’s stunning photographic exhibition not only reveals to us a world of symmetry, but also allows us to see how it changes when our physical surroundings are viewed from multiple perspectives. I have an abiding memory of two London…
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