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Doctor Faustus – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Christopher MarloweDirector: Paulette RandallReviewer: Scott Matthewman Now that Emma Rice’s electric lights have faded away like a neon fever dream at Shakespeare’s Globe, the venue’s latest production of Doctor Faustus returns to the candlelight staging within the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse that is, perhaps, far more appropriate for Marlowe’s tale of witchcraft and devilry. Amongst the heritage staging, though, director Paulette Randall ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Love's Labour's Lost is more a philosophic meditation on art, love and melancholy than a play. But in the best way. A rattling thoroughfare of discourse, pretty words, wit and self indulgent writing from Shakespeare takes us through a lacklustre plot about princes and princesses. Far from heavy going, however, the ...

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Romantics Anonymous – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer and Director: Emma Rice Lyrics: Christopher Dimond Music: Michael Kooman Reviewer: Stephen Bates With a celebration of the joy of romance and the miracle of chocolate, Emma Rice bows out as Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre, leaving only broad smiles behind her. Based upon the 2010 French/Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, her new musical is a sweet confection ...

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The Inn at Lydda – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

Writer: John Wolfson Director: Andy Jordan Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It looks like history, if feels like history, but this is a story that is apparently not something that could ever have been written down so we’ll have to remember to suspend belief. This imagined meeting of real characters began life at the Globe. Moving a few steps away to the ...

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The Death of King Arthur – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

  Writer: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Music: Paul Johnson Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman Being a fan of Simon Armitage for as long as I can remember, it was with great excitement and intrigue that I attended his theatrical recital of The Death of King Arthur, and I couldn’t have hoped for a more evocative and engaging retelling of this legendary ...

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NEWS: Morgan and Teale lead The Broken Heart company

Casting has been announce for Shakespeare’s Globe production of The Broken Heart, playing at the venue’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 12th March. The production will feature well known TV faces Amy Morgan (Mr Selfridge) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) alongside Luke Thompson who received critical acclaim for his performance of Marc Anthony in The Globe’s production of Julius Caesar ...

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Winter’s Tales: D.H. Lawrence – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: D. H. Lawrence Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The season of excess is all but over; barring one last hurrah on New Year’s Eve it is almost time to welcome back our annual period of dieting and abstinence. That change of tone is also reflected in London’s theatre scene; on the way out are the exuberant Christmas pieces with their ...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: The Gawain Poet Translator: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier “closer to Christmas than a week of advent chocolates” Oh, but the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is beautiful. Seventy-two branches of low-hanging candelabra, illuminating gilded black doors that could have trundled straight out of a Habsburg palace, and a stage with three dark wooden podiums. Just being here ...

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