Day 1: Brush up your Shakespeare

If you mention the name William Shakespeare to someone, there’s a good chance the first word that pops into their head will be ‘boring’. (Or ‘who?‘, in the case of a worrying proportion of school children.) This word association likely harks back to school days, being forced into writing essays on one of the Bard’s […]

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Day 1: Ticket to Ride

‘Tis the season… For a constant stream of new show announcements! Over recent weeks it definitely feels like we’re being bombarded with information about what’s coming up both in London and elsewhere in the country, as theatres announce their programming for winter and spring one after another. Add into this the hotly anticipated Broadway transfers […]

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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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