Is Shopping and Fucking still provocative 20 years on?
Award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill makes his opera directing debut with a new production of Monteverdi’s 1643 tale of the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero.
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If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …