Emma Rice at the Globe: top 10

It’s officially into Emma Rice’s last week at Shakespeare’s Globe, and I’m fully expecting to have a meltdown come Saturday evening… So while I’m still functioning, I thought it would be great to celebrate some of my favourite things about her time as the artistic director of the Globe – both from her shows and […]

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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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Favourite performances of 2017

This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times… So I’ve had incredible difficulty here. That was part of my reasoning as far as Mind the Advent 2017 was concerned; […]

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Lions and Tigers

Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, a new play about her great-uncle Dinesh’s role in the fight for Indian independence, is in the middle of a strictly limited run as part of the Festival of Independence. It plays in the intimate, candlelit settings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, directed by Pooja Ghai. Born in 1911, Dinesh […]

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Globe Challenge

Sunny Afternoon may be gone (and with it, #SunnyChallenge), but that’s not enough to stop me from finding new challenges. Emma Rice’s brief spell as artistic director at the Globe has been a truly inspiring time for me, and it seems only fitting that I mark it by spending an entire week there. So far this […]

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