2016 is not only the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but also a commemoration of other significant personalities in London’s theatre scene. In 1616, Ben Jonson practically became England’s first ever poet laureate, when King James I gave him a £60 annual pension. And to celebrate, Mercurius Theatre are currently in the middle of a […]Read More The Alchemist
If you have been avidly reading my blog since October last year, you should by now have heard of the wonderful theatre company that is Scena Mundi. I first saw them very nearly a year ago (thanks to the Theatre Tourist), in their production of Marlowe’s Edward II at St Bart’s (this made it into […]Read More Fund Scena Mundi’s stockings!
And I thought it was difficult to pick my top shows of 2014… In 2015 I’ve been to see 55 different shows – but, as you’ve probably figured, a few of those have been seen on multiple occasions! In all, I’m up to a total of 230 shows so far, and am hoping to make […]Read More My favourite shows of 2015
‘Volpone, or The Fox‘ by Ben Jonson is the latest offering from up-and-coming theatre company Scena Mundi. It tells the tale of a rich, unmarried gentleman, who sadistically tempts his fellow citizens with the prospect of becoming his heir, all for his own amusement – and to increase his own fortune where at all possible! […]Read More Fantastic Mr. Fox