2018 mid-year update

  Where have those six months gone? The year started off quite slow and steady, but all of a sudden things have picked up the pace again… It’s as if I never attempted to take things a little easier! As of this evening, I’ve managed to fit in 110 different shows – plus there are the […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon: a guide

If you want to get a bit more of a flavour of Shakespeare’s personal life, there really is only one place you should visit: Stratford-upon-Avon. Not that it’s the most well-connected place in the country, but it definitely is worth the effort – whether you take two trains from London, drive yourself, or whatever, the […]

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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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Olivier Awards 2018 – nominees

I must admit that I was feeling slightly trepidatious about today’s announcement, having checked over the list of eligible productions for this year’s Olivier Awards and being reminded of some of the awful pieces of theatre I saw last year – so my immediate reaction is one of relief. Then follows a tinge of smugness […]

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“Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention!”

You might be forgiven for thinking that only certain Shakespeare plays are allowed to be produced in any given 12-month period – for example, last year I saw five different Twelfth Nights, and this year are at least three Macbeths already on my radar… Michelle Terry couldn’t really come up with anything out of the […]

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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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Most popular posts of 2017

I get rather drawn to the stats page of the blog at times… But it’s always interesting to see the search terms that bring people here – and which posts get the most hits! This time I’ve decided to compile all of the most popular ones in one place, just in case you missed them […]

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