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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Your Bard – The Rialto Theatre

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Creators: Nicholas Collett Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping It has been proffered that William Shakespeare could not have possibly written all those marvellous plays himself. Surely not an unassuming lad from Warwickshire, how could he have written some of the most immortal lines ever to be spoken on stage? Tonight Shakespeare (fabulously played by Nicholas Collett) begs to differ and takes ...

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Othello – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Tate James The third installment of the Everyman Rep’s second season wages war on the stage in a subtle and contemporary revival of the bard’s Othello. With the leading players clad in present-day desert storm militia and their female counterparts sporting high street trends, the design aesthetic from the Everyman Team is chic ...

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Romeo & Juliet – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: James Garrington Most people will be familiar with Romeo and Juliet– the tale of “two star-cross’d lovers” is arguably one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays and the plot has been re-used in many different guises over the years, on stage and on screen. Likewise, there have been a number of productions of the play ...

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Shitfaced Shakespeare – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lewis Ironside Reviewer: Heather Deacon Never could Shakespeare play be described as a wild and raucous night…until now! Magnificent Bastard Productions bring Shitfaced Shakespeare, a uniquely chaotic night, to the Leicester Square Theatre until 2nd June, with one (rotating) drunk cast member a night and a classic - if drastically shortened - script; Merchant of Venice. ...

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Richard III (a one-woman show) – Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Adaptation: Emily Carding and Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir from William Shakespeare Director:  Emily Carding and Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Reviewer: Harriet Brace A Machiavellian masterpiece, Richard III is an epic tale of ambition, betrayal and bloodshed. Yet Brite Theater’s one-woman adaptation of the giant play brings the story to life in a way that’s intelligent, relatable, and brilliant. One of Shakespeare’s greatest successes, ...

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Macbeth – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Katy Roberts Macbeth, both the play and the titular character, is obsessed with time, and this theme looms large throughout Polly Findlay’s modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy. From the moment the digital clock sparks into life at the back of the stage, one becomes acutely aware that Macbeth and his wife are ...

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Macbeth: A Mind Tormented – Albany Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Vivien Jones Reviewer: Nicole Craft The Albany Theatre, having recently secured their future for the next half-century, further makes its presence in the city as a leading theatrical venue known this evening by launching its brand-new studio space. After a small launch event, The Studio opens its curtains to audiences for the first time and welcomes ...

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Hamlet – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: William Shakespeare  Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Brevity may be the soul of wit but brevity was certainly not on William Shakespeare's agenda when he wrote the Danish classic. It is easy not to appreciate, when seeing a production every few years, the mammoth task a director, lead actor and whole company undertake when committing to stage the ...

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