Macbeth (The Shakespeare Project)

“Blood will have blood.” When you’re performing in a restored Victorian theatre, the temptation to bring a bit of a gothic flavour to a production of The Scottish Play is understandable. The Shakespeare Project‘s inaugural production is currently in the middle of its run – they are performing Macbeth at the historic Salomons Estate near Tunbridge Wells […]

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The Shakespeare Project’s Macbeth: “What choices does he make to cross that line?”

A couple of weeks ago, The Shakespeare Project confirmed full casting for their forthcoming production of Macbeth, which is due to run at Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells throughout November. Leading the cast are artistic director Peter Basham (Macbeth), Louise Jameson (Queen Duncan) and Aaron Sidwell (Macduff). With the venue set and rehearsals on the […]

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Henry V (The Barn Theatre)

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Following hot on the heels of the Globe’s summer production, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester also takes on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Henry V. Over the past few years ‘patriotism’ has become something of a watchword, appealing to the far right factions and leaving many […]

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Wicked (UK & Ireland tour)

In 1995, Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West told the other side of the classic 1900 L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was later adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman, with music from Stephen Schwartz. Wicked began its life in San Francisco in […]

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