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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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