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Richard III – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Zoe Ford Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a surprise appearance in a Leicester car park, our most reviled monarch can now be found some way down the A1, taking up residence in a Highgate pub. Zoe Ford’s lean, all-action, very modern production of Richard III takes place on a blackened set, with just a golden throne as ...

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Crookback – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Creator: Tim Welham Director: Megan Watson Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz [rating:4.5] There is perhaps a rule in theatre that the size of a production’s cast is proportional to the gamble it’s willing to make. It stands to sense: a large cohort of actors might lead to lop-sidedness or lack of direction, but at least the weight is spread. ...

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Richard III – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:4] There’s a lot of love for Richard III at the moment – the car park residing monarch and by association, the play. Whether by chance or, “some secret close intent”, Bristol’s Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory has struck programming gold by opening their 2013 season with the hunch-backed toad. There ...

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Richard III, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Livia Brown [rating:4]   There is one thing we must be reminded of: Mark Rylance is and has always been the master of Shakespeare. After obtaining international fame through his characterisation of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in ‘Jerusalem’ at The Royal Court, the West End and then its transfer to Broadway, his return to ...

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