Casanova

In claustrophobic Venice, Casanova is preparing for a career in holy orders when an erotic encounter sets him on a different path. Sexual conquests and intellectual liberation define this whirlwind of scandal and excess.
Northern Ballet dancers in Casanova. Photo Emma Kauldhar.
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(2017)

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2017

California Suite

Neil Simon
Four couples arrive, in turn, from London, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and separately inhabit a Beverly Hills hotel suite, bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas. Beverly Hills will never be the same.
LA Theatre Works
(2010)
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1976

Candida

George Bernard Shaw
LA Theatre Works
(1993)
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1903

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Arvo Pärt
Written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a short canon in A minor for string orchestra and bell.
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HiBROW
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1977

Carmen

George Bizet
Carmen's controversial portrayal of realism and romanticism caused a stir in 19th-century France and has since established itself as an international opera house favourite.
The cast of the Gran Teatre del Liceu's Carmen © A. Bofill
Gran Teatre del Liceu
(2011)
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1875

Chapter Two

Neil Simon
A widowed New York novelist fears he’ll never love again and has no interest in dating. Neither does smart, attractive Jennie Malone, who has just returned from getting a Mexican divorce. Until they decide to marry...
LA Theatre Works
(1997)
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1977

Charleston Manor Improvisations

Experiments with classical music forms and jazz in the spirit of Djano Reinhardt in the grounds of Charleston Manor, East Sussex.
Charleston Manor Improvisations
HiBROW
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Closer

Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber’s second play is known for its explicit dialogue, raw emotion and sexual content as two couples exchange partners.  

 

A writer, a photographer, a doctor and a stripper intervene with each other’s lives sexually and romantically as they struggle to find real intimacy in their relationships. Closer takes a deeper look at the pain and anxiety surrounding attraction and love as each person fails to find a true connection to another.

Interview
(2017)

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1997

Cloud 9

Caryl Churchill
Practical Guide
(2016)

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1978

Coal not Dole

James Graham

James Graham’s first play, which debuted at the Edinburgh Festival, was inspired by the experiences of his former mining community in the 1980s.

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(2017)

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2002

Concerto in F

George Gershwin
London Symphony Orchestra
(2015)
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1925

Copenhagen

Michael Frayn
In the early 1940s, the world was gripped by a war that was to be won as much by brain as by braun. As the Allied scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb, the Nazis' leading nuclear physicist, Werner Heisenberg, met mysteriously in Denmark with the longtime friend and colleague, Niels Bohr, now working on the opposite side of the conflict. Michael Frayn's tense drama imagines how the reunion might have played out.
BBC Studios
(2002)
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LA Theatre Works
(2011)
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1998

Coriolanus

William Shakespeare

Probably William Shakespeare’s last tragedy, Coiolanus shares its source material, Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, with Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. In a notable diversion from Plutarch’s text, Shakespeare dramatically develops the characterisation of Volumnia.

 

After winning the love of the Roman citizens with a spectacular display of bravery in battle, Coriolanus turns tyrant and, unable to conceal his contempt for the masses, is banished, causing him to unite with a former foe in vengeance.

BBC Studios
(1978)
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1608

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A tale of double deceit between two young couples, Così fan tutte explores relationships through complex themes of sexual manipulation, love and forgiveness.


Fiordiligi (Miah Persson) and Dorabella (Anke Vondung) in Così fan tutte © Mike Hoban
Glyndebourne
(2006)
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1789

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
SelfMadeHero
(2008)
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1866