Emma Rice at the Globe: top 10

It’s officially into Emma Rice’s last week at Shakespeare’s Globe, and I’m fully expecting to have a meltdown come Saturday evening… So while I’m still functioning, I thought it would be great to celebrate some of my favourite things about her time as the artistic director of the Globe – both from her shows and […]

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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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Coming up in 2018…

Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! I’m starting as I hope to go on, and making sure I have the odd night off here & there – as much as I like being busy and seeing as much as possible, there were […]

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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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Winter Selection: preview

We may have just bid Emma Rice farewell on the Globe stage, but thankfully there’s still the final winter season to come:┬áThe Winter Selection! And it’s quite an eclectic selection, ranging from Shakespeare to new writing, puppetry to musicals – like a chocolate box, there really is something for everyone. As with the theme and […]

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Summer of Love: end of an era

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote an open letter to the wonderful Emma Rice to thank her for the most perfect introduction to the Globe: last summer’s Wonder Season. Buoyed by what I’d seen and experienced, I anticipated many more glorious summers spent all but living at that amazing theatre, daydreaming about […]

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Lions and Tigers

Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, a new play about her great-uncle Dinesh’s role in the fight for Indian independence, is in the middle of a strictly limited run as part of the Festival of Independence. It plays in the intimate, candlelit settings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, directed by Pooja Ghai. Born in 1911, Dinesh […]

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