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A Woman of No Importance – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Dominic Corr Finding itself deep in Wilde’s portfolio of writing, A Woman of No Importance finds itself a lesser-known, though by no mean less accomplished, piece. Dominic Dromgoole’s adaption of Wilde’s satirical take on vice, gender and expectations is an accessible piece, with a razor wit Wilde himself would find pride in. In ...

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A Woman of No Importance – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Scott Matthewman A Woman of No Importance has been described as one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser works. Certainly, it has never tapped into the public consciousness the way that The Importance of Being Earnest has done, nor has it introduced such engaging metaphorical concepts as the eponymous portrait in the attic in The Picture of ...

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FILM REVIEW: Making Noise Quietly

Writer: Robert Holman, Nick Drake and Mark Rosenblatt Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre has long overlapped with film, benefiting from the application of cinematic techniques on stage thanks to the pioneering work of companies like Complicitéand renowned directors including Ivo Van Hove and Robert Icke, while actors have always moved back and forth with ease between the two. ...

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An Ideal Husband – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Stephen Bates Glancing at the names of the main characters in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, all bar one of them titled, a natural reaction is to ask how on Earth can the problems of this cross-section of the Victorian aristocracy be relevant to modern life? It is only when their problems turn ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole/Tim Hoare Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dominic Dromgoole’s final touring production before finishing his tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe is a pared-back Elizabethan style booth staging of Shakespeare’s much-loved tragedy Romeo and Juliet.With multiple rôles and minimal props the actors delivera ‘strollingplayer’ take on the Bard’s blockbuster. Atmosphere is such a critical element of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Pete Benson A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It is set in the worlds of both privileged and working class Athenians and that of the fairies and their magic. At the centre of the play are the trials and tribulations of four lovers spellbound by various enchantments not ...

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Julius Caesar – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott What constitutes a hero? Is it the man who fashions an extensive empire, defeating all in his path, but brings despotic rule to his own people who love him nonetheless, or the man who kills his friend, a supposed tyrant, for the sake of personal honour and social freedom? This dilemma ...

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Hamlet – Oxford Playhouse @ Bodleian

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:5] Have you ever been just a little bit afraid of Hamlet? It can be a long play and can drag if not well done. Well fear not, this touring production from the Globe in London has done the play proud with a snappy, inventive production full of ...

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