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Hamlet – St Paul’s Churchyard, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A promenade Hamlet is an interesting proposition for a tightly wound play that takes place almost entirely within the walls of a palace. Iris Theatre’s big summer production strives for contemporary relevance in Shakespeare’s most fascinating work, opening out the action into the beautiful floral garden of St Paul’s Churchyard in Covent ...

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Arabian Nights – Hoxton Hall, London

Writer: Nessah Muthy Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Stephen Bates A smell of burning incense fills the air and a faint haze lingers. Hoxton Hall, with its dark walls and ornate decorations, was once a Victorian Music Hall and it is certainly not short on atmosphere for Iris Theatre’s family-friendly telling of fables of the fabulous and fearsome, drawn from a ...

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Macbeth – St Paul’s Covent Garden – London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Stepping into the garden at St Paul’s for Iris Theatre’s annual Shakespearean outing generally gives a little jolt of elation. Seeing what they have constructed this time, what world the garden has become is generally lovely. This time though, it’s not so much a nice surprise as a shock. Sound and ...

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Treasure Island – The Actors’ Church, London

Director and Writer: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Ruby isla Cera Marle Pirate or Privateer? Upon arrival the audience is divided into these two groups, to experience Iris Theatre’s interactive production of Treasure Island. This high-energy adventure tale takes place in the picturesque grounds of The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden. With sea shanties, swigs of rum aplenty andeven a full-sized pirate ...

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Pinocchio- St Paul’s Church, London

Director: Dan Winder Writer: Dan Winder Composer: Candida Caldicot Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Pinocchio, the world’s most famous puppet comes to life courtesy of Iris Theatre as part of their acclaimed summer season, now in its seventh year at St Paul’s Church. This open-air production is faithful to Carlo Collodi’s 1883 classic tale by beginning with bereaved Geppetto (Jonathon Mulquin) ...

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Alice Through The Looking Glass- St Paul’s Actors Church, London

Writer: Daniel Winder Director: Jamie Jackson Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Alice Through The Looking Glass, is here presented by Iris Theatre at the delightful and fitting St Paul’s Actors Church in Theatreland itself, Covent Garden. It begins inside the church, eerily watching Alice as an oldwoman, haunted by theJabberwo…Onemeans the ‘Whatsitsname?’ Slightly frightening for a family audience, it transports us ...

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Richard III – St Paul’s Church,London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There will be quite a few versions of Richard III in the coming months; since finding the body in the car-park last year, and now that the courts have decreed the he’ll be interred in Leicester, interest in Shakespeare’s play has increased. Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will both ...

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Alice in Wonderland – St Paul’s Covent Garden, London

Writer: Lewis Carroll Composer and musical director: Candida Caldicot Book: Alice in Wonderland Director: Andrew Lynford Movement director: Stephanie Bradbury Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 4]   There have been so many theatrical adaptations of ‘Alice’ despite the difficulties of transferring the written word into the physical. From the dreadful Disney version to Jonathan Miller’s still unsurpassed black and white television ...

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