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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Dramaturg and Lyricist: Tanika Gupta Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   There are two massive things to review here with the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe. The first is the play itself, and the second is the statement of intent from new Artistic Director Emma Rice. With lighting rigs, sound systems ...

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Nell Gwynn – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Following hot on the heels of Shakespeare in Love and Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Jessica Swale’s new play continues London theatre’s current preoccupation with itself, telling the story of the young woman who rose from the gutters to the stage and then to the bedchamber of King Charles II. In ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Laugh-out-loud comedy, gorgeous harmonies and talented musicians. These qualities are associated more with West End shows than Shakespearean plays. However, this production of Much Ado About Nothing has all those and more, making for a surprisingly entertaining evening. The well-known plot, revolving around two couples and the deceptions which rattle them, ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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Eternal Love – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Howard Brenton Music: William Lyons Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier On hearing the title of this play, you could be forgiven for and expecting a sequel to Love, Actually or some similar schmaltz. On hearing that Howard Benton’s new play Eternal Love is indeed a love story, but one doomed from the start and weighed down with some ...

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Francis Beaumont Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Tom Finch It isn't every day that one gets the chance to see a Jacobean meta-theatrical comedy but that is exactly what's on offer at the Globe's stunning new indoor venue, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The much blogged complaints of sore bums caused by the wooden benches have clearly been listened to and ...

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NEWS: Lily Cole to play Helen of Troy at Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has announced that Lily Cole is to star in the world premiere of THE LAST DAYS OF TROY – a visceral reworking of Homer’s THE ILIAD. She will play Helen Of Troy in this new play by nationally acclaimed poet and author Simon Armitage. The production runs from Thursday 8 May to Saturday 7 June. Film ...

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Henry VI trilogy, York Theatre Royal

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] On what is officially the hottest day of the year so far, Globe Theatre’s staging of the whole of the Henry VI trilogy in one day calls for a huge amount of stamina and concentration both for the company and the audience. The results are an unequivocal triumph. The Company ...

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