Favourite male performances of 2019

As with last year, there were too many brilliant performances to restrict this to one combined list – so once again I’ve split them up into male and female performances. It was a particularly strong field this year, I thought, which makes for quite a cosy male performances subs bench: Oliver Chris (Oberon – A Midsummer […]

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#MindTheBard 2019: round-up

Well then. I think it’s safe to say that this particular challenge week didn’t go according to plan! I did do a Shakespeare thing every day, to be fair, and this was the first challenge week to head outside of London for the last couple of shows – so that’s an achievement. I was on […]

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Day 7: Playing Shakespeare

William Shakespeare continues to be one of the most influential figures in literature & the arts, with his birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon a popular tourist destination (as well as the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company). He has reached out into our daily lives, as many words & phrases that he included in his works still figure […]

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Challenge Week 2018: round-up

It was a busy old week, wasn’t it? I managed to stick to my plan of two blogs a day, and did what I could to start some conversations on social media. I also got as much out of my theatre-related clothing & accessories while I was at it! Linked to the day’s events, where […]

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The Wider Earth

If you think of Charles Darwin, the immediate image that likely comes to mind is that of a white-haired & bearded man who has published On the Origin of Species to acclaim and controversy in the 19th century. What’s less well known is Darwin’s earlier life, in particular his days aboard the HMS Beagle – […]

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The Wider Earth: cast announced

The cast has today been announced for the European première of Darwin drama The Wider Earth, which begins its run at the Natural History Museum in October. This will be the first time a theatre has been constructed within the museum and is going to be found in the Jerwood Gallery, near the Darwin Centre […]

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Day 2: “Let wonder seem familiar”

Associate director Matthew Dunster takes on a slightly sunnier affair this season, after last year’s East End Imogen, with a Mexican-inspired Much Ado About Nothing. Specifically, it’s set around the armed phase of the Mexican Revolution; this began in 1910, and the events of the production take place in 1914. After a few years of […]

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