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Much Ado About Nothing – Gray’s Inn Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Ben Horslen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott How can you improve on Shakespeare? Every summer as the same two comedies are attempted by countless Companies, everyone is looking for something fresh. Earlier this year, The Faction achieved it with a dark and finely-balanced production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and now Antic Disposition brings their touring version of Much ...

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Henry V – Beverley Minster

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Ben Horslen, John Riseboro Composer: Christopher Peake Musical Director: Rosie Williamson Reviewer: Ron Simpson Antic Disposition’s inspiring production of Henry V does far more than update the Shakespeare play into a Great War setting. That would have been trite in comparison with what Ben Horslen and John Riseboro have achieved, though appropriate enough for the 600th ...

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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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Henry V – Middle Temple Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Composer/Musical Director: Christopher Peake Reviewer: Michael Gray   This unique staging of Henry V premièred last year in the Temple Church. Now, before setting off on a tour of English Cathedrals, it's moved around the corner to the equally evocative Middle Temple Hall, one of the very few performance spaces still ...

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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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Romeo and Juliet – Temple Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Direction: Ben Horslen, John Risebero Choreography: Richard Jones Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Antic Disposition’s Romeo and Juliet is performed in the atmospheric Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. You find it via an intriguing, windy route through this area (notable for the Royal Courts of Justice and many other legal chambers) and into ...

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