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Cymbeline – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Hiram Abeysekera and Bethan Cullinane as Posthumous and Innogen

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Melly Still Reviewer: James Garrington Cymbeline is one of the less well-known of Shakespeare’s playsand is performed far less often than some of the more popular pieces. In fact, the last time it was performed at the RSC was 10 years ago – and even then it wasn’t the RSC themselves that put it on. Judging ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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Cymbeline – Curve. Leicester

Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted by: Samir Bhamra Director: Samir Bhamra Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh [rating:3] Phizzical’s reimagination of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, is as peculiar as the play itself. Opening with a song, a lip synced Bollywood number with its over-laden emotions and sentiments helps to set the tone and ease the audience in. In Shakespeare’s Cymbeline his daughter falls for a lowly ...

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Cymbeline – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Samir Bhamra Composer: Ajay Srivastava andDevesh Sodha Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:3] Shakespeare and Bollywood are two things you wouldn’t usually expect to hear in the same sentence, so the concept of a Bollywood style adaptation of the classic, romantic tale that is Cymbeline is rather difficult to get your head around. This evening at The Belgrade ...

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Cymbeline – Drayton Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Antonio Ferrara Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4.5] Neither tragic nor comic and only loosely a history play, this has become one of Shakespeare's least performed works and it is more than a little surprising to find it above a pub with a cast of only five. The Pistachio Choice company has already staged Pericles and now turns ...

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