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REVIEW: Antic Disposition’s Henry V

In a military hospital just outside Agincourt, France, British soldiers, exhausted, injured and caked in mud, sit alongside French comrades as nurses tend to their wounds. It's a surprising opening to a play centred on one of England’s most celebrated military victories against the French,...

REVIEW: Twelfth Night or What You Will at The Space

In the wonderful world of Shakespearean drama, nothing is ever quite as it seems. So when Duke Orsino is presented with a new page, Cesario, it doesn’t seem immediately bonkers to know that this page isn't actually the boy his outfit would have you believe,...

REVIEW: The Tempest at the Hope Theatre

Summer's arrived, and contrary to time-tested English tradition, it's hot. With the availability of air conditioning dividing theatres into "have" and "have nots," it really can be the difference between a show being enjoyable or not. So it's safe to say, then, that if a...

REVIEW: Rasta Thomas’ Romeo and Juliet at the Peacock Theatre

"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean…" These words of pure poetry are some of the most memorable opening lines of any play ever written, immediately recognisable as...

REVIEW: Hamlet at the Cockpit Theatre

One of Shakespeare’s most striking and best-loved tragedies, Hamlet, has had no shortage of London stagings. A story of treachery, revenge and jealousy, it’s a veritable smorgasbord for any director, letting them pull out the themes and ideas that they want their work to explore,...

REVIEW: Othello at the Rose Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Othello is a tale of greed and lust, of hatred and jealousy, of passion and, ultimately, tragedy. Based on Giovanni Battista Giraldi’s short story, Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain"), it tells of a Moorish general, Othello, and his ensign Iago, who’s seething that...

LOOK AHEAD: Othello at the Rose Playhouse

Pamela Schermann - Director Gillian Steventon - Costume designer Petr Vocka - Lighting designer Philip Matejtschuk - Sound designer Theresa Schwarzkopf - Assistant director Robert Piwko - Images Cast: Othello - James Barnes Iago - Trevor Murphy Desdemona - Samantha Lock Emilia - Ella Duncan Cassio - Denholm Spurr Returning to The Rose Playhouse after their acclaimed...

REVIEW: The Tempest at the Waterloo East Theatre

Sarah Redmond's production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, currently playing at the Waterloo East Theatre, provides a masterclass in theatrical storytelling. With brilliant acting across the board, it's a production that makes Shakespearean comedy actually funny to a modern audience, drawing absurdity out of script and...

LOOK AHEAD: The Tempest at the Waterloo East Theatre

Adaptation & Direction - Sarah Redmond Design - Daniel Gillingwater Lighting - Tom Kitney Choreography - Cristian Valle Original Score - Daniel Gillingwater "Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground." From 8th – 26th October 2014, a new, futuristic adaptation of Shakespeare’s The...

REVIEW: the dreaming at the Union Theatre

It’s 1913 in Midsomer Magna, Somerset, and the runaway son of a blacksmith, Jack (Simone Murphy), creeps through the forest, searching mythical woodland creatures. At the same time, the beautiful and oft-admired Charlotte (Holly Julier) is reported to have eloped with a local man, Alexander...