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Nell Gwynn – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Steve Turner Anyone wanting historical accuracy should look away now. Anyone after an evening of fun, frolics, singing, dancing and general merriment better get themselves a ticket for Nell Gwynn now, before they all go! In the programme notes, writer Jessica Swale says that she wants the play to be an entertaining homage to ...

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Imogen – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Choreographer: Christopher Akrill Reviewer: Dan English Class A drugs and inner city gangs, not the usual ingredients of a Shakespeare play nor usually spotted on stage at Shakespeare's Globe, but this time they find themselves together in the remarkable Imogen. Based on Cymbeline, this Matthew Dunster directed production is 'renamed and reclaimed' to make ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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Two Gentlemen of Verona – The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Saint Austell

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Marina Spark Shakespeare's Globe and the Liverpool Everyman &Playhouse present Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona at Kneehigh's Asylum tent this summer. The Asylum tent sits in an idyllic, isolated corner of Cornwall nestled in the grounds of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This alternative theatre space houses the sparsely filled stage with ease ...

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Macbeth – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Iqbal Khan Reviewer: Andy Moseley On a stormy night in London, an act of treachery leads to the bloody and ultimately short-lived rule of a paranoid former foot soldier. Make up your own punchline for any events going on further down the Thames but this is actually the latest production of Macbeth at the Globe. Three ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole/Tim Hoare Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dominic Dromgoole's final touring production before finishing his tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe is a pared-back Elizabethan style booth staging of Shakespeare's much-loved tragedy Romeo and Juliet.With multiple rôles and minimal props the actors delivera 'strollingplayer' take on the Bard's blockbuster. Atmosphere is such a critical element of ...

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Richard II- Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Goodwin Designer: Paul Wills Composer: Stephen Warbeck Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Set in the Elizabethan era, Richard II, the first of four plays in a tetralogy about the House of Lancaster tells the story of the protagonist’s downfall in the latter years of his life. It begins with the young Richard’s coronation, a scene not ...

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Julian Glover’s Beowulf – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Julian Glover, adapted from translations by Michael Alexander and Edwin Morgan Reviewer: Scott Matthewman All the reference books and online encyclopaedias will tell you that Beowulf is the earliest written poem of its kind in Old English – but that belies its true origin and its true nature. The legend of the Gael warrior who comes to the aid ...

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