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Review: Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera

Review: Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera Hot

Mary Poppins, the Disney movie, with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was one of my childhood favourites. I must have watched it over 100 times. (My Mother says I wore out my first copy) So queue a crazy excited Emma once the Dubai stop on the tour was confirmed. I also had the pleasure of interviewing the principle cast, and creative director last week so I already knew that the show didn’t just copy the film, but actively aimed to bring more to the table. Otherwise why leave the house? You could just sit in your pants and put the film on.

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Epic Win – Review of An Iliad

Epic Win – Review of An Iliad

2700 years and nothing has changed. 2700 and wars still rage.  2700 years and a single man can hold a stage, and with a muse, enlighten a deranged delight in a lonely phrase. Since Tuesday night, the opening of An Iliad, I have been beside myself with anger and grief and resentment and...

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The Biggest Day in UAE Performing Arts is … Tuesday?

The Biggest Day in UAE Performing Arts is … Tuesday?

How did this happen? There is a Tuesday – a Tuesday of all days – packed with shows in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Not major concerts either: performance arts – professional and amateur, touring and local, small and large. It seems that the UAE has finally hit maturity in its arts scene. Ok…...

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Literally Rundown | What’s Coming Up This Week: March 6 – 12

Literally Rundown | What’s Coming Up This Week: March 6 – 12

This week Phil gets litterally run into the ground during the 59-second rundown. And Lamya & Emma have an Oscars blunder with the Critic Pick of the Week.    

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First Thoughts: Madam Butterfly at Dubai Opera

First Thoughts: Madam Butterfly at Dubai Opera

The Welsh National Opera certainly knows how to put together a stunning production, and we’d be incredibly proud if we were the Dubai Opera. Our Take On Wednesday, March 1st, we were treated to a peak at a working rehearsal for Madam Butterfly. And it really was a treat. If you haven’t...

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