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The Mark Aspen blog brings together review and comment by Mark and other professional reviewers in the performing arts. It focuses on stage works: drama, musicals, ballet and opera.

The reviews are unique in concentrating on performance in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and its immediate environs, with occasional forays into London and the Home Counties. Recognising the wealth of arts in these areas, it considers not only professional and fringe productions, but also the myriad club theatre and high-quality amateur productions that abound here.

Also to be found on this site are Mark’s occasional musings about the state of modern theatre, and readers’ comments are welcome to round out the topics exposed.

Mark Aspen believes that a review should aim to be a literary work in its own right, and aims to make  reviews entertaining and thought-provoking.

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  1. Elizabeth Parker permalink

    Are you in need of new reviewers perchance? If so, contact me by email as I’d love to discuss this further…

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