Offenbach’s Whittington

Jacques Offenbach
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[Daily Telegraph, 26 Mar 05]
Rupert Christiansen reviews Whittington at the Bloomsbury Theatre
Here is a splendid curiosity – a three-act operetta by Offenbach, written as the 1874 Christmas panto blockbuster for the famous Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square and never subsequently staged in its original form. All credit to the tirelessly exploratory semi-professional University College Opera for its worthwhile revival.
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