Henry V (The Barn Theatre)

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Following hot on the heels of the Globe’s summer production, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester also takes on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Henry V. Over the past few years ‘patriotism’ has become something of a watchword, appealing to the far right factions and leaving many […]

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Globe 2019: Henriad Trilogy Day

When the new season was announced, I have to admit I was rather pleased; not only were we finally about to see some history plays in the main Globe Theatre, but I’d also get to tick off another couple from the Shakespeare list while I was at it. When the RSC brought their Henry cycle to […]

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Othello (Essential Classics 2019)

Closing Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ 2019 Essential Classics season is Shakespeare’s classic Othello, following in the footsteps of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, and new musical, CAN-CAN!. This production marks the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, with events set in the British Raj. With something like Shakespeare there can be a […]

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The Tempest (Lazarus Theatre)

Following a successful 2018 season, with the return of Edward II and new shows Lord of the Flies & A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lazarus Theatre are continuing their Greenwich Theatre residency for another year. Their opening play is a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by artistic director Ricky Dukes. Prospero and her son […]

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Most popular posts of 2018

I’m always fascinated by the stats page here – in particular, which of my posts end up attracting the most hits! It definitely can take you by surprise at times. So, here are the top 15 most viewed posts from 2018… 15. Section 2 Teamed with No One Is Coming To Save You is Paper […]

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