Macbeth (Merely Theatre)

“Something wicked this way comes…” It’s Merely Theatre, as they tour their brand new production of the Scottish Play in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. Macbeth is an incredibly popular Shakespearean choice this year (I’ve now seen four versions already in 2018, with the Globe’s winter season offering still to come), with thoughts of […]

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Hecate

Lady Macbeth is reviled as part of the villainous couple in Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’, but why did she persuade Macbeth to go through with their bloody plan to take Scotland’s crown? Was she simply greedy & ambitious, or were there more sinister forces at work? Little Shakespeare Company proffers an explanation in their new play […]

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Play by Candlelight: preview

Only a handful of this year’s summer season plays have made their way onto the Globe stage so far, but already Michelle Terry is looking indoors to her first winter season as artistic director. “Join us this winter as we explore stories from the past, the ghosts of then, and the storytellers from yesteryear, and […]

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Macbeth (National Theatre)

With the Scottish Play, Rufus Norris makes his return to Shakespeare after a 26-year absence. This particular production is set in the present day, following what looks to have been a particularly brutal & devastating civil war. Darkness has returned and spirits & magic have come up out of the woodwork to influence people’s lives, […]

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Macbeth (Unfolds Theatre)

2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Scottish Play – and first up is Unfolds Theatre, with their production of Macbeth at Bankside’s Rose Playhouse. The company are always keen to innovate, draw in new audiences and provoke discussion about their work, producing both new and classic pieces. I’m sure you’re all familiar […]

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