There’s no new ground broken in this interpretation, but everything done is done well and is full of clever ideas for building the world of the play with limited resources.
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Despite the downbeat ending to Love’s Labour’s Lost and the troubles over Claudio and Hero’s wedding in Much Ado About Nothing, the two plays are very funny and thoroughly entertaining, whether enjoyed singly or, ideally, seen together.
The Only Way is Shakespeare? Staged in contemporary Essex in a garrison town, (not very subtly hinting that it takes place in Colchester), this production manages to misfire on just about every level.
Macbeth When asked to reflect on Shakespeare’s most ‘political’ plays, many of us would say and Richard III without a thought. Such is the astonishing influence of House of Cards, whose iterations are both strongly influenced by these political tragedies. Consequently this ‘new version’ of Richard II, which retains Shakespeare’s text but is set in […]
THIS TOUR OF KING LEAR HAS NOW CONCLUDED The Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that a new Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton production of Shakepeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear will tour the UK from April to July 2016. Renowned Shakespearean actor and two time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington will reprise the role of […]
Shakespeare’s Globe today announced Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director which will be entitled the Wonder Season. The season will comprise A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, 946 The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Imogen, whilst Jonathan Munby’s The Merchant Of Venice starring Jonathan Pryce will open at the […]
Having sold out it’s entire run at the Garrick Theatre, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company‘s production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale topped the UK Box Office Charts this week when it grossed £1.1 million at screenings around the country. The Winter’s Tale was screened to 520 cinemas across the UK and 1300 cinemas worldwide. Encore […]
Titus Andronicus is not one of Shakespeare’s finest plays, but Arrow and Traps’ Theatre Company do a splendid job with their adrenaline fuelled, and often nightmarish interpretation. The excellent choreography, universally strong performances and nicely observed modern touches means that if you can stomach the premise, the production’s not to missed.