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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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Living With The Lights On – Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Mark Lockyer - Living With The Lights On

Writer: Mark Lockyer Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   Many actors like to hide behind their characters and keep their real selves in the closet.But in this powerful one-man show, Mark Lockyer comes clean about his personal struggles in a show that seesaws between comedy, sadness, drama and menace. This autobiographical drama tells how this lauded Royal Academy of ...

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The Tragical History Of The Life And Death Of Doctor Faustus – The Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon

Dr Faustus at The Swan, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer   At each performance of Dr Faustus, the decision of who shall play the title role and who shall be Mephistophilis is left to chance. Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan enter the stage from opposite sides, mirroring each other’s movements precisely as they reach centre stage,face each otherand light a match. ...

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NEWS: Kent based actors given chance of RSC audition

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Professional actors living in Kent have a rare chance to audition for The Royal Shakespeare Company next month in Canterbury. The Marlowe Theatre has partnered with the RSC to hold auditions ahead of the RSC’s tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream visiting the Kent venue later in the spring. Being held on Tuesday 9 February, the auditions allow the RSC ...

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INTERVIEW: David Troughton on becoming Mister Tom

He was born into a brood of actors so large and eclecticallytalented that they refer to themselves as 'The Family Von Trought'. He's appeared in films, on television, and radio, and even narrated audio books based on the iconic character created by his father. Paul Couch caught up with David Troughton as he prepares to take on the titular rôle ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Pete Benson The Merchant of Venice sits about midway through Shakespeare’s canon of plays. The merchant of the title, Antonio, agrees to borrow money from Shylock, a money-lender, and promises to pay a terrible price should he default on the loan. The great interest of this play to a modern audience is how ...

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A Mad Word, My Masters – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Thomas Middleton Adaptor: Sean Foley and Phil Porter Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Francesca Parker   Jacobean playwright, Thomas Middleton, is responsible for the raucous comedy, A Mad World, My Masters; although written and first performed in 1605 it has now been reworked for our modern stage. No longer is it set in its contemporary surrounding, quite the opposite, Sean ...

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Oppenheimer – RSC: The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

  Writer: Tom Morton-Smith Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: James Garrington "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." These are words from Hindu scripture, written four thousand or more years ago. They are also the words that J. Robert Oppenheimer later claimed came into his mind upon witnessing the first atomic bomb test in 1945. Oppenheimer went on to ...

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