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Shakespeare

  • a midsummer nights dream
    Off West End Review

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Young Vic

    Joe Hill-Gibbins has taken A Midsummer Night’s Dream away from the magical, whimsical enchantment and slapped it onto a ‘dank and dirty’ muddy ground; Glasto style. But throughout this condensed re-imagining,…

  • cymbeline
    Features News

    RSC release exciting new Cymbeline trailer

    One of the lesser staged tragedies, Cymbeline kicks off the RSC’s autumn season in the heart of Shakespeare country before travelling to London’s Barbican. Melly Still directs this topical play where Britain is…

  • henry v
    Off West End Review

    Henry V – Open Air Theatre

    What a time to stage Shakespeare’s Henry V  that tells the tale of the warrior King who leads his troops into battle with France, as our own relationship here in Britain,…

  • hamlet
    Features

    Feature: Hamlet at the RSC

    It’s not long until the Bard’s big birthday- 400 years!! So the RSC in Stratford are currently performing one of his best loved plays; Hamlet. Simon Godwin’s searing adaptation stars Paapa Essiedu…

  • Off West End Review

    Measure for Measure – Young Vic

    After seeing three Shakespeare plays this week, each one inherently different in style, approach and form, it’s fair to say Joe Hill-Gibbins’ production of Measure for Measure for the Young Vic…

  • Review

    Shakespeare in Love

    To be a hit, or not be a hit? That was going to be the question of Lee Hall’s production of Shakespeare in Love, adapted from Tom Stoppard’s original screenplay. I…

  • king charles iii
    Review West End

    King Charles III

    God save the King, King Charles III. The Queen has died and after years of waiting, Charles can now wear the crown in this new play by Mike Bartlett. Following a…

  • harriet walter
    Review West End

    Henry IV – Donmar Warehouse

    Walking single file under the watchful eye of prison guards, we made our way to the Donmar Warehouse for Phyllida Lloyd’s adaptation of Henry IV. Set in a woman’s prison, with…

  • Review

    Richard III

    You must be wondering why weeks after Jamie Lloyd’s acclaimed Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios ended I am deciding to review this production – in all honesty I encountered my…