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As You Like It – Barbican Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman All the world’s a stage, we hear from As You Like It’s most famous soliloquy. And so, muses Kimberley Sykes’ production for the RSC, is the Forest of Arden. Once action moves away from Duke Frederick’s court, the house lights come up and the theatre becomes the forest, the audience the ...

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Measure for Measure – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington A powerful man offers help to a young woman in return for sexual favours. These days reading a headline like this may leave you feeling shocked, or maybe no longer surprised – for stories like this have been quite prominent in the news over the past several months as more and ...

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As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company is kicking off its summer 2019 season with As You Like It, and what a fine production to open on. As You Like It is a story of the joys (and confusions) of falling in love and has all the classic elements that makes it one of Shakespeare’s ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Contact, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Michael Wicherek with OneNess Sankara Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:2.5] BoxClever Theatre performed their adapted, re-worked and highly abridged version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to a sold-out audience, comprised mainly of teenage school-groups. The innovative stage design of a giant heart-shape ladder structure, reflecting a raised heart-shape platform, implies the innovative, physical staging which the company ...

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Director’s Showcase – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writers: St John Hankin, Amiri Baraka Directors: Polina Kalinina, Karima Setohy Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:4] The Director’s Showcase at the Orange Tree is the result of a year long trainee scheme which culminates in this annual production. A prestigious programme which has been running since 1986 this is a rare opportunity for young directors to learn their craft supporting a ...

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