Following on from the instant success of the first National Theatre At Home streaming event on Thursday night (Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden), it’s got me thinking about all the other wonderful NT Live screenings that I’d love to come to the small screen as part of this series. Over the next […]Read More Wish list: National Theatre At Home
Whilst I didn’t see as many shows as last year, I don’t think I had quite such a good run of shows in 2018 as I have this year – so making this list was no mean feat. As usual, there were some which were ineligible for the list as I’d seen them last year; […]Read More Favourite shows 2019
“What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?” A plethora of productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that’s what! Yes, every year it seems that one or other of Shakespeare’s plays is the one to get your teeth into, and this summer that honour appears to have fallen on the much-loved comedy with fairies and mechanicals. At […]Read More #MindTheBard 2019: A Summer of Dreams
They say that you can wait for ages for one London bus and then two come along at once – the same could be said for Shakespeare plays. Granted, you don’t often have to wait for a certain selection of them, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to get at least two different productions within a […]Read More Day 5: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bridge Theatre)
Alan Bennett’s first new play for over five years is the latest piece to take up residency at the Bridge Theatre, under the watchful of Nicholas Hytner. It follows the limited runs of Barney Norris’ Nightfall and the Laura Linney vehicle My Name Is Lucy Barton, with the auditorium returning to its original setup after […]Read More Allelujah!
Last year, New York’s Public Theater caused a stir with their production of Shakespeare’s political thriller, as they presented it in modern dress with the eponymous emperor looking remarkably similar to President Donald Trump. What followed was a series of misunderstandings, culminating in the withdrawal of Delta Airlines and Bank of America funding. Nicholas Hytner […]Read More Julius Caesar