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A Mad World My Masters – RSC

Whenever I think of a play at the Globe or the RSC I tend to visualise a traditional production. These two companies have excellent shows, this is for sure, but I always imagine these plays to stay very true to the source material. 600 more words


I managed to miss A Mad World My Masters when it played at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in 2013 but was grateful to get to see it in London, at the Barbican, where it enjoyed a short run.

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No one is quite what they seem in this extravagant romp about deceptive Londoners on the make.

Sexy, saucy and downright dirty, Thomas Middleton’s comedy may date from 1605, but its Jacobean take on the seedy side of life translates perfectly to 1950s Soho, in Sean Foley’s RSC revival. 503 more words


With the year flying by so fast that we’ll be singing ‘Jingle Bells’ before you know it, it’s time for my monthly diary with the ins and outs of my theatre-going over the next 31 days. 460 more words


A Mad World My Masters

Updating Shakespeare’s contemporaries is a tricky business. Sometimes it fails – as in the RSC’s recent version of The White Devil, a classic by John Webster. 300 more words


£15 tickets to A Mad World My Masters

It’s a mad world. Time Out are offering 2-for-1 tickets on top seats for A Mad World My Masters at the Barbican.

This lesser-known comedy by Shakespeare’s contemporary Thomas Middleton was a big success for The Royal Shakespeare Company in their 2013 season. 186 more words

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English Touring Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company – A Mad World My Masters

Something didn’t quite sit right about A Mad World My Masters at the Hall for Cornwall. With English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company at the helm, there was a feeling that this would be a night to remember. 394 more words

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