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Romeo & Juliet - Branagh review

Review added of ROMEO & JULIET in the Kenneth Branagh Season, (LINKED)directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Richard Madden as Romeo, Lily James as Juliet, Meera Syal as The Nurse and (incredibly) Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. 16 more words

Christopher Oram

The Winter’s Tale (Garrick Theatre) Review

Twas the day before Christmas and all through the Garrick Theatre people were getting very excited to see Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh and… 498 more words


Our revels now are just beginning: The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company brings Harlequinade to the Garrick

Saturday 19th December 2015, matinée

Well, we didn’t plan it this way, but we seem to have got ourselves into an endless loop of backstage comedies, first with… 856 more words


The Winter's Tale (WE)

The Winter’s Tale is a play of two very different halves. The first half, dour and serious, filled with darkness, jealousy and vengeance, and then the second half, lighter and happier, complete with peasants, dancing and dénouement. 526 more words

The Winter's Tale- Branagh Review

Review of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by The Kenneth Branagh Company,(FOLLOW LINK HERE) featuring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. This review has been held back until after press night (November 7th), even though it’s entirely positive. 63 more words

Christopher Oram

Review: Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre, London)

What’s it about?

The professional life of Dr Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-Ray crystallographer. The play, here directed by Michael Grandage, focuses on her journey to discovering the makeup of DNA, her relationships with her fellow scientists, the battles she faced as a result of her gender, and her eventual death at the age of 37 as a result of ovarian cancer, supposedly caused by the radiation from her own apparatus. 649 more words


Photograph 51

I found this story of scientist Rosalind Franklin rather sad – the lack of recognition of her contribution to DNA science, her unfulfilled personal life and her untimely death are all brought out in Anna Ziegler’s lucid biographical drama. 493 more words