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Twelfth Night- The Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Set alongside Pericles and The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night forms a third of The Globe’s touring production schedule this season – with all three mixing themes of displacement, refuge and loss. The show is vigorous, playful and fun with a few twists and quirks that charm, but likely is not ...

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The Merry Wives of Windsor – Shakespeare’s Globe , London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Elle While Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sir John Falstaff is one of comedy’s greatest characters; a bawd, a drunk and a rogue, Falstaff’s friendship with and subsequent betrayal by the young Prince Hal on his way to kingship has had audiences flocking to the theatre for centuries. Falstaff was so popular that he even earned the sixteenth-century ...

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Emilia – The Globe, London

Writer: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm Director: Nicole Charles Reviewer: Stephen Bates The grand library that stretches across the back of the Globe’s stage is unlikely to include any works by the writer Emilia Bassano Lanier, whose long life is being celebrated in an epic production on a scale commonly associated with the plays of her contemporary, William Shakespeare. Unlike him, she ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Stephen Bates It may seem ironic that the Globe should launch its new production of The Winter’s Tale on one of the hottest evenings of the year, but anachronisms are rife in this, Shakespeare’s split personality play. In temperatures that help the banks of the Thames to pass for Sicily, the tale unfolds. ...

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Romantics Anonymous – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer and Director: Emma Rice Lyrics: Christopher Dimond Music: Michael Kooman Reviewer: Stephen Bates With a celebration of the joy of romance and the miracle of chocolate, Emma Rice bows out as Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre, leaving only broad smiles behind her. Based upon the 2010 French/Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, her new musical is a sweet confection ...

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Boudica  – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: Tristan Bernays Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Richard Maguire “We will win back this land” chant Boudica and her allies as they prepare to march on London, razing Camulodunum (Colchester) to the ground on the way, and it’s hard not to get swept away in this heady patriotism currently being played out at The Globe. What little we know of ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses – verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Twelfth Night – The Globe, London

Le Gateux Chocolate in Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty From about 10 seconds into Emma Rice’s last self-directed play for The Globe, you realise that some people are going to absolutely hate it. That realisation should also come with its mirror image – some will mark this up as an absolute triumph for Rice and the new creative wave she’s ...

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