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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Rockwell House, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Benjamin Blyth Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   As references go, a 1909 silent film of A Midsummer Night's Dream performed in a forest is pretty cool, pretty Shoreditch. As a link to the past, a connection to a wider cultural, historical and social context it is also pretty cool. It's the bridge between this contemporary version, in ...

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Richard II – St Leonard’s Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Benjamin Blyth Reviewer: Jon Wainwright For the first part of this special production, natural light floods the huge interior of St Leonard's Church, illuminating both the glorious stained glass east window and the peeling paint. These features serve as fortuitous emblems of the brilliance of Richard's kingship and the fragility of his tattered kingdom, which at ...

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In Doggerland – The Continental, Preston

Writer: Tom Morton-Smith Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:4] “Home is where the heart is” repeats twenty-one year old Marnie as she stands on a gradually eroding coastline looking out across an expanse of water, where once there stood a village and lived a family that would become inextricably linked with her own. The homecoming in Tom Morton-Smith’s new ...

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