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First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Tempest – Royal Shakespeare Company

First Encounters with Shakespeare with RSC The Tempest

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Aileen Gonsalves Reviewer:  John Kennedy The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) First Encounters With Shakespeare series of productions for 8-13 year olds across the UK invites The Review Hub (TRH) to Springhead Primary School, Stoke-On-Trent, for an invigorating and youthfully dynamic afternoon’s thespian fun. Introducing the tour, Director, Aileen Gonsalves spoke of the RSC’s First Encounters project. ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jim Gillespie This collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre enjoys a brief residency in Manchester before moving to the West End. It's paired with Love’s Labour’s Lost, sharing cast and creatives, as well as set and period setting. But while the fading Edwardian era is common to both ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jim Gillespie This collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre enjoys a brief residency in Manchester before wending its way West End-wards. It is paired with Much Ado About Nothing, sharing cast and creatives, as well as set and period setting. But while the fading Edwardian era is common ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Bill Avenell   The Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre treat the press to a double bill of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, presented one after the other, raising the often debated subject of is Much Adoindeed the lost Love’s Labour’s Won. Here is a chance to see both ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: Jess Rowe As part of the celebration into 400 years of Shakespeare, the RSC’s touring production of one of Shakespeare’s most known plays brings a sense of community as well as renowned comedy to the stage. With the fitting theme of celebration looming, it follows the planning of the marriage celebration of Theseus, ...

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Cymbeline – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Hiram Abeysekera and Bethan Cullinane as Posthumous and Innogen

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Melly Still Reviewer: James Garrington Cymbeline is one of the less well-known of Shakespeare’s playsand is performed far less often than some of the more popular pieces. In fact, the last time it was performed at the RSC was 10 years ago – and even then it wasn’t the RSC themselves that put it on. Judging ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

RSC A Midsummer Night's Dream - Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Music Director: Tarek Merchant Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Subtitled ‘A Play for the Nation’, this RSC touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is both bold and inspiring. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC has teamed professional actors with amateur ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Composer: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Harriet Brace “Wondrous strange” is a great way to describe A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Oberon says it himself. But this Royal Shakespeare Company production has enough of that elusive fairy dust to really take off. The celebrated tale follows four young people falling in and out of love, sometimes naturally ...

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