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The Winter’s Tale – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Cath Lyon Shakespeare is long accused of being too serious. Yet in Cheek by Jowl’s version of The Winter’s Tale, it’s uncertain whether the laughter is sincere or sinister. In a remastering of one Shakespeare’s lesser-performed works, joint Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod deliver a piece that is as ambiguous as ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Katy Roberts Cheek by Jowl’s viscerally-charged interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s strangest romances has been rewritten as the diary of a madman. Make no mistake: here, King Leontes (Orlando James) ruler of Sicilia, is presented as a bona fide psychopath, maddened by the unfounded suspicion that his wife, Hermione (Natalie Radmall-Quirke), is having an ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Orlando James, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Tom Cawte Winter's Tale cheek by jowl citizens theatre glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Harriet Brace There is undeniable hype surrounding The Winter’s Tale Despite its lesser known quality, comparatively speaking, among Shakespeare’s mammoth volume of work, not to mention its derogatory label of “problem play”, this Cheek by Jowl production has already completed an international tour - and the reviews were raving. The anticipation for the show’s ...

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Measure For Measure – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Cheek By Jowl’s prolonged love affair with Russian Theatre, which has previously found success in the form of 2005’s Three Sisters and 2011’s The Tempest, has again born fruit with its production of Shakespeare’s little performed Measure For Measure. Performed entirely in Russian (but thankfully translated in English surtitles), Measure For ...

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Shakespeare In Love – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Original Screenplay: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Stage Adaptation: Lee Hall Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Undeterred by recent flops, the trend for transferring successful films to the London stage goes on. However, in view of its subject, perhaps this one should be regarded as more of ahomecoming than a transfer. Lee Hall has adapted the 1998 film, a ...

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STAGE SHOT: Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theatre

Produced byDisneyandSonia Friedman Productionsand based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay byMarc NormanandTom Stoppard,Shakespeare in Lovehas been adapted for the stage byLee Hall(Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of thelargestcompaniesever assembled for a play in the West End, plus a dog, this new play will be directed byDeclan Donnellanand designed byNick Ormerod, the driving force behind ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore – Barbican, London

Writer: John Ford Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Chris Combemale Cheek by Jowl returns to the Barbican with an inventive re-imagining of the classic Restoration tragedy ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore but, despite its refreshingly avant-garde approach, Declan Donnellan’s production left me feeling cold. First performed in 2012 but now with a new cast the international theatre company certainly did not ...

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