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Much Ado About Nothing – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It’s sometimes a little difficult to remember Shakespeare’s romantic comedies for things other than the wordplay, ridiculous situations and farce. This production has those three key elements for sure. However, it also brilliantly brings out the darkness and menace inherent in the chronicle of betrayal that is Much Ado About Nothing ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Coming in hot from the Chichester Theatre Festival this vivacious version of one of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies is sure to be a welcome transplant to the capital. Forming part of a double with its potential sequel (debate rages on) Much Ado About Nothing with the same cast, director, designer and also ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Bill Avenell   The Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre treat the press to a double bill of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, presented one after the other, raising the often debated subject of is Much Adoindeed the lost Love’s Labour’s Won. Here is a chance to see both ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – Festival Theatre, Chichester

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Bill Avenell For the press day, the two productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company at Chichester Theatre of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing are presented one after the other. Whether Much Ado is indeed the lost Love’s Labour’s Won has been much debated but it is certainly an interesting experience ...

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King John – Rose Theatre, Kingston

King John by William Shakespeare at The Rose Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Jon Wainwright   Like most of Shakespeare's kings, John is not cut out for a leadership role. This is a world in which the Duke of Austria wears a lion's pelt at court, where his late brother had a lion's heart, and where his own mother looks splendid in chain mail. Jamie Ballard ...

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NEWS: RSC announces full cast for first two plays in exciting new ‘Roaring Girls’ season

With gender inequality increasingly becoming a thing of the past on the British stage there is naturally some excitement surrounding the recent cast announcement from The Royal Shakespeare Company for the first two plays in their upcoming ‘Roaring Girls’ season. Led by Royal Shakespeare Company Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman these rarely performed Jacobean plays reveal some of the great ...

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Happy New – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Brendan Cowell Director: Robert Shaw Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:5] If you missed this play early last year on its first run in London, then you should be praying to whatever theatrical god you place faith in that you get lucky enough to see it this time. Brendan Cowell wrote Happy New as his second play when he was only ...

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