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The Sea Queen – The Scoop, London

Writer: Daniel Winder Director: Rae Mcken Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For centuries writers have been obsessed with a meeting between two sixteenth-century Queens that never happened. From Friedrich Schiller to Josie Rourke, the reign of Elizabeth I is defined by her compatriot cousin Mary Queen of Scots, but the pair were never face to face. However, Elizabeth did meet another female ...

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Hamlet – St Paul’s Churchyard, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A promenade Hamlet is an interesting proposition for a tightly wound play that takes place almost entirely within the walls of a palace. Iris Theatre’s big summer production strives for contemporary relevance in Shakespeare’s most fascinating work, opening out the action into the beautiful floral garden of St Paul’s Churchyard in Covent ...

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Arabian Nights – Hoxton Hall, London

Writer: Nessah Muthy Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Stephen Bates A smell of burning incense fills the air and a faint haze lingers. Hoxton Hall, with its dark walls and ornate decorations, was once a Victorian Music Hall and it is certainly not short on atmosphere for Iris Theatre’s family-friendly telling of fables of the fabulous and fearsome, drawn from a ...

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The Three Musketeers – St Paul’s Church, London

Writer: Daniel Winder Director: Paul-Ryan Carberry Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Alexandre Dumas’ historical fiction set in the court of Louis XIII has been a fertile one for adaptation ever since it was first published. There is something about the fellowship of its central quartet of characters – the titular trio of Porthos, Athos and Aramis, plus the ingenue country boy D’Artagnan ...

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The Tempest – St Paul’s Covent Garden

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Working outside, without much of the mechanics and tools of a playhouse at their disposal, it’s entirely to their credit that Iris theatre have created a little bit of magic in the garden of St Paul’s. The Tempest is the yearly Shakespeare production for the company, filling the rose garden with ...

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Winder on his alternative royal wedding, HR Haitch

Faced with saturated media coverage of Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, the theatre could seem like a good place to escape all talk of royal weddings for an hour or two, but not so at London’s Union Theatre, where the new satirical musical HR Haitch has just opened. The show’s director, Daniel Winder, took time off to chat with The Reviews ...

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H R Haitch – The Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Maz Evans Music: Luke Bateman Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the run-up to this weekend’s royal wedding, there has been plenty of commentary about a fresh-start for the Windsors, as a new and very different young woman marries into our most illustrious family. There is no better time then for the Union Theatre to stage ...

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Macbeth – St Paul’s Covent Garden – London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Stepping into the garden at St Paul’s for Iris Theatre’s annual Shakespearean outing generally gives a little jolt of elation. Seeing what they have constructed this time, what world the garden has become is generally lovely. This time though, it’s not so much a nice surprise as a shock. Sound and ...

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