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16 FOR 2016: Sam Hodges

As we begin a new year, venues across the country are beginning to look ahead to what 2016 will offer. 2015 was a challenging year for the arts but, as ever, the theatre industry was inventive in its approach to the challenges. As part of a sparkling new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air and thoughts are already turning to Christmas. In theatre terms this can only mean one thing, it’s time to shuffle our Shakespeare plays by packing away the flighty summer plots of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange add more performances for Peake’s Hamlet

Becoming the fastest selling show in over 10 years. The Royal Exchange’s forthcoming production of Hamlet starring Maxine Peake in the titular rôle has already sold 24,000 tickets. Sarah Frankom’s bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Tragedy has announced extra performances due to the huge demand for tickets and will see the production open on the 11th September and now run until ...

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Macbeth – Manchester International Festival

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rob Ashford &Kenneth Branagh Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [Rating:5] Why stage Macbeth again? Why stage it now? Surely there has to be justification, a reason, or a need to put a distinctive slant on it. It’s not like there’s a dearth of interpretations on stage (Eve Best’s production of The Scottish Play also opened at the Globe ...

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