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The RSC production of Love's Labour's Won at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Won, Royal Shakespeare Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Christopher Luscombe’s very funny version of the Beatrice/Benedick show complete with magnificent, period set (Simon Highlett), some fabulous costumes, Nigel Hess’ delightful music and Jenny Arnold’s joyful movement. Setting the play in the post-World War 1 period works nicely; the sense of changing times is entirely appropriate. It’s a gentle but frisky time and you […]

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The Company of The Shoemaker's Holiday at the RSC

REVIEW: The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Swan Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Breen squeezes every bit of comedic possibility from the play. The repertory company, so good in the dramatic and enthralling Oppenheimer, prove to be equally skilled in the bawdy comedy department. There are sly asides, vicious insults, dirty double entendres, rowdy gags, silly accent routines, fart jokes, catch-phrase jollity, physical comedy, costume comedy, sight gags, […]

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