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The Comedy of Errors – Gray’s Inn Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Ben Horslen &John Risebero Composer/Musical Director: Nick Barstow Reviewer: Michael Gray Sir Francis Walsingham, Good Queen Bess's Spymaster, was not amused. Sitting (for his portrait) in the back of the audience, he stared impassively at the frantic antics of the farceurs charging around the ancient hall - the very space, in fact, where Shakespeare's briefest play ...

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A Christmas Carol – Middle Temple Hall, London

Christ Courtenay and David Burt in Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol

  Book and Lyrics: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Music: Christopher Peake Director: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   A Christmas Carol is probably the second most famous Christmas story – behind a slightly more influential tale about a baby, three wise men and a stable – and the reason that it has lasted so long is ...

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Henry V – Temple Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Ben Horslen, John Risebero Composer: Christopher Peake Reviewer: Scott Stait   In the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt, Antic Disposition has planned a perfectly timed revival of one of Shakespeare’s most deftly crafted histories. Layer upon layer of thought and creativity are combined in a piece of theatre that touches on wars that ...

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