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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“Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention!”

You might be forgiven for thinking that only certain Shakespeare plays are allowed to be produced in any given 12-month period – for example, last year I saw five different Twelfth Nights, and this year are at least three Macbeths already on my radar… Michelle Terry couldn’t really come up with anything out of the […]

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Globe 2018: “Who’s there?”

Ever since Emma Rice’s shocking and premature resignation prior to her final two seasons at Shakespeare’s Globe, there has been suspense and anticipation over what will happen next. Michelle Terry was named as Rice’s successor in July, and this morning announced an extensive inaugural summer season. The Globe also teased its new branding, with both […]

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