Day 2: Shakespeare’s Stages

Renowned actor Michael Pennington counts himself as “lucky enough” to have played Hamlet twice, as well as the role of King Lear – and many of you will probably have seen him in one Shakespeare or another at some point. I fondly remember his portrayal of Antigonus in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s […]

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Globe 2018: The Winter’s Tale

Blanche McIntyre returns to the Globe to direct a new production of The Winter’s Tale. It was last seen at the Shakespeare’s Globe site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2016 (not long after the Branagh Theatre Company had finished their run of the same play at the Garrick), and now forms part of the ‘Emilia’ […]

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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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Worst shows of 2015

I think I’ve been fortunate in not seeing that many stinkers this year – and generally they’ve been freebies, so at least I’ve not lost too much money on them… They’re not in any kind of order, just know that I really was not keen on them. Bend It Like Beckham – Phoenix Theatre Where […]

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The Winter’s Tale

Saturday saw the official opening of the year-long Branagh residency at the Garrick Theatre, starting with a matinée of The Winter’s Tale. One of Shakespeare’s lesser known and rarely performed plays, The Winter’s Tale tells the story of Leontes (King of Sicilia) and the consequences of his suspicions over the relationship between his wife, Hermione, and […]

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