The Show Must Go Online: King John

After two weeks of romance and flights of fancy, The Show Must Go Online was back in historical territory once more, with King John following hot on the heels of a truly memorable production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a rarely performed play; I’ve only seen it once before, in a slightly odd production that disjointedly […]

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2020 mid-year update

  Against my usual penchant for starting off slowly and then steadily heading for entropy, I went straight in at the deep end this year: my first week back in London (& the first full week of the year) was set down as #MindTheMusicals 2020! That means, of course, I began my theatregoing year by […]

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Coming up in 2020…

What I’d usually do here is say I’m aiming to be sensible again, but that clearly doesn’t work – at the most it lasts about one or two months and then anything goes… So I’ll just say that I’ll think carefully about my reviewing commitments, and then everything else can sort itself out organically. What […]

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2016 mid-year update

As we’re six months through the year, I thought it would be a good idea to check in and see how things are going. In January I set out a few shows that I really wanted to see, and made a few theatrical new year’s resolutions – how have I done so far? By the […]

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King John

Following on from his successful The Wars of the Roses season at the end of last year, Trevor Nunn has returned to the Rose Theatre to direct one of Shakespeare’s rarely played works, King John. Its running could not be more timely. Famously, the play cuts out the focal point of John’s reign (the signing […]

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