wed 29/05/2024

David Benedict

Articles By David Benedict

Proms at...Cadogan Hall 7, Giunta, Sikich, review - dazzlement in Bernstein and beyond

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Prom 34, Matthews, BBC Philharmonic, Mena - Anglo-American mixed bag

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall 4, Connolly, Middleton review - perfect partnering in the unfamiliar

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Box office poison? Joan Crawford at BFI Southbank

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Tenebrae, Short, St John’s Smith Square review - choral majesty in New World marvels

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My Name is Lucy Barton, Bridge Theatre review - Laura Linney is luminous in a flawless production

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Consent, Harold Pinter Theatre review - exhilarating

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The Inheritance, Young Vic review - a long day’s journey into light

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, ENO review - shiveringly beautiful Britten

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'Why we understand each other': Peter Gill on The York Realist

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Lady Windermere's Fan, Vaudeville Theatre review - Wilde abandoned

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Pinocchio, National Theatre review - boy puppet lifts off, eventually

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Against the Law, BBC Two review - uplifting and deeply moving

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10 Questions for actress Tracy-Ann Oberman: 'it's made me pretty fearless'

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The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium review - an effortful slog

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On the Town review - triple threat Danny Mac and co are unmissable

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