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Othello – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Richard Twyman Reviewer: Charlotte Robson Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory open their performance of William Shakespeare's iconic tale of envy with a stark and empty set, its barren floors and deceptively cavernous depth laying the scene for an Othello every bit as sharp – and as tragically hollow at its core. The heart of Shakespeare's tragedy ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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Hamlet – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley The poster for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s Hamlet – a skull wearing a red nose and grinning – promises a quirky, unique reading of the play that the company, unfortunately, does not deliver. This isn’t to say that the show is unsuccessful: it may not have been the production its ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Claire Hayes   All’s Well That Ends Well is the second play in Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s season commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Following on from Hamlet, and again co-produced with Tobacco Factory Theatres, this difficult, lesser-performed comedy has been rewritten in parts by Dominic Power, moving its action ...

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Macbeth – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: William Shakespeare Created by Filter Theatre Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Ambition, power, politics, corruption, murder and more, this is Macbeth. The plot dealing with these themes is indeed a horror story. Macbeth essentially concerns the warrior’s rise to power and consequent downfall. This modern interpretation endeavors to tell the story by stripping it down to selected spliced text with musical ...

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Filter: Macbeth – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Ferdy Roberts Composer: Tom Haines Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald “The Scottish Play”, that infamous work of William Shakespeare, returns to Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre in a new one act re-working by Filter and Tobacco Factory Theatres. This particular version, although for the most part stays true to the prose of the original, tries to modernise the piece to ...

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