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IRIS:  The Movie 

“You’re not pretty, and you’ll never be pretty. But it doesn’t matter. You have something much better. You have style.”

So, on Sunday after a very impromptu trip to London, I went to see the movie, IRIS. 501 more words

An Open Letter To Benedict Cumberbatch

Dear Benedict,

Last night, I saw you perform Hamlet for the second time. Unlike so many of those around me, I did not travel to London just to see this performance. 654 more words

Christine Rose

Hamlet, The Barbican

“We are all Hamlet” booms the programme of The Barbican’s – nay, the world’s – fastest-selling play of all time. It means that Hamlet’s such a broad part, he can be played as a lunatic, a depressive, a Machiavellian and even, heaven forbid, a woman. 395 more words


Hamlet @ the Barbican Centre, London

I recently became one of the privileged few (thousands) to sit through the latest production of Hamlet, this time staged at the Barbican. Even more privileged to have seen one of the last preview performances, when the first days of hysteria and distracting red lights of camera phones were gone, the audience was well behaved and the two-and-a-half weeks of a preview radio silence were almost over. 698 more words


Review: 'Hamlet'

Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance as Hamlet has reached unbelievable levels of hype. It has become the fastest selling play in British history, and fans have flown from overseas and queued for days outside the Barbican on the off chance of securing tickets. 829 more words


How to Survive Queuing for (Hamlet) Day Tickets

On the 11th August at 4:00am I was awoken loudly and suddenly by ‘ascending’ blasting out of my phone. My first thought that came to mind was ‘why on earth am I doing this?’, but then I remembered Benedict Cumberbatch, my love of Shakespeare and the fact that I had already booked my cab (so I couldn’t cancel it) set me at ease. 620 more words