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Julius Caesar – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Leon Paul [rating:3.5] This production is part of the World Shakespeare Festival and Gregory Doran’s production finds ‘dark contemporary echoes in modern Africa’. While having a nod to the situation with Nelson Mandela and South Africa, the production is not firmly based in one place in Africa. Instead it gives an aural sense ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 16th July 2012

traditionally the next few weeks in theatre land become a bit barren, with many theatre spaces dark while technical maintenance takes place, however if you look carefully there are still many great shows playing across our many stages this week and our Executive Editor John Roberts picks five shows that you shouldn’t really miss. Mack &Mabel – Southwark Playhouse, London ...

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After The End – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Mared Swain Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:3.5] Written by Olivier award winner Dennis Kelly and produced by Cardiff’s innovative Dirty Protest Company, After the End is a gripping psychological thriller. Set in an eighties-style fall-out bunker in London, the play, performed over one act of one and a half hours, references present day terrorism while maintaining the ...

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The Tempest – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Jenni Rymer [rating:4] As part of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival, the RSC are performing Shakespeare’s trilogy of ‘shipwreck’ plays. The performance of the Tempest at the Roundhouse is the climatic finale in this collection of productions and is brought to fruition by the directive talents of David Farr. There are always high ...

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Twelfth Night – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] What country friends is this? indeed. A nifty line switch and a striking coup-de-théâtre gets the RSC’s Twelfth Night off to a wonderful start as Emily Taaffe’s sodden, anguished Viola emerges from the shipwreck she believes has taken her brother’s life and left her washed up in Illyria. Disguising herself ...

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The Comedy of Errors – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amir Nizar Zuabi Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The endless whirl of festivals continues apace with the return of the RSC to its adopted London home at the Roundhouse. As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which in turn is part of the London 2012 Festival, the RSC’s Shipwreck Trilogy brings together one company and two directors ...

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