Deborah Warner

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Phaedra and Minotaur review – Kim Brandstrup’s ravishing new work puts Ariadne centre stage
Brandstrup’s superbly danced reimagining of the Minotaur myth is paired with mezzo Christine Rice’s impassioned Phaedra in Britten’s cantata

Sarah Crompton

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear
Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; and Michelle Terry plays both the Fool and Cordelia to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear

Susannah Clapp

17, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Tempest review – Deborah Warner’s grimy island engrosses and disgusts
Ustinov, Bath
The veteran director’s arrestingly visceral production honours the sheer strangeness of Shakespeare’s late play

David Jays

08, Jul, 2022 @9:38 AM

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Peter Grimes review – Compelling, unsettling and ravishingly sung
Deborah Warner’s detailed new production sets Britten’s opera in a decayed coastal town in post-Brexit Britain. Allan Clayton – on top form – leads an outstanding cast; conductor Mark Elder emphasises the score’s beauty and well as its violence

Tim Ashley

18, Mar, 2022 @12:42 PM

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‘Everyone has blood on their hands’: Britten’s Peter Grimes at the ROH photo essay
How do you breathe life into the tale of the troubled Grimes and the villagers who torment him? We went along to rehearsals to talk to the cast and creative team behind the Royal Opera House’s new production

Tristram Kenton and Imogen Tilden

17, Mar, 2022 @12:15 PM

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‘I felt an immediate thrill’: Joe Cornish’s confessions of a Britten addict
In 2014, the film-maker and broadcaster took a chance on his first opera – Peter Grimes. He expected atonal warbling, but instead got hooked for life on the beauty, drama and strangeness of Britten’s music

Joe Cornish

17, Mar, 2022 @12:12 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review
The introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Fiona Shaw: ‘I got to Hollywood at 28 and they said: You’re very old’
The thrilling star of stage continues her TV takeover. As she joins mercilessly dark drama Baptiste, Shaw talks about Fleabag, American burnout – and marriage as a cure for chaos

Emine Saner

14, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Life is never what you expect!’ Deborah Warner on theatre, nature and new parenthood
The groundbreaking director’s new project, Arcadia, fills tents with poetry and music in Manchester. She talks about Covid and Brexit, becoming a mother and taking over Bath’s Ustinov

Andrew Dickson

07, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Manchester international festival 2021: the best poetry, from Arcadia to Poet Slash Artist
Lemn Sissay and Hans Ulrich Obrist combine art and poetry to sublime effect, and an installation explores our place within nature

Sophie Harris

29, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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King Lear review – Glenda Jackson is magnificent
Less is more as Glenda Jackson exudes command in Deborah Warner’s fitfully brilliant production

Susannah Clapp

13, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Full of sound and fury: Glenda Jackson’s gender-bending Lear
Critics acclaim a triumphant return to the stage for the former MP, undiminished in her powers at the age of 80

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Nov, 2016 @12:02 AM

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