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Shakespeare Saturday: Henry IV pt. 2 and Henry V (live, talking, and in technicolor!)

Hi there loyal Nerd Cactus followers! Welcome back. If you don’t know already, this week’s Shakespeare-a-palooza offering features Henry IV pt 2 and Henry V. If you didn’t know, now you do. 448 more words

Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick

I was excited to see a Kenneth Branagh production at the Garrick Theatre, especially a Shakespearean classic like Romeo and Juliet. The grand circle bar is beautiful, with the balcony outside welcome respite in the warm, and very atmospheric. 687 more words

Theatre Reviews

Romeo and Juliet - Garrick Theatre

Romeo and Juliet is the penultimate production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s residence at the Garrick Theatre. Branagh does not perform this time but co-directs a star studded cast including Lily James, Meera Syal and Derek Jacobi with Rob Ashford. 284 more words


TV: Vicious

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi play a snide, snarky, biting…vicious couple living in a London flat together for almost fifty years. You could watch this for the zinging one-liners and be content. 106 more words

TV, Films

Romeo and Juliet Play Review

So this summer has been quite eventful in terms of going to see plays and ballets so I thought I’d give my opinions on them in the hope that you might venture out to see them (if they are still on!). 431 more words


Lily and Freddy

Freddy Fox and Lily James had an entire audience holding their breath as Romeo and Juliet at London’s Garrick Theatre tonight. Beautifully refurbished in 2015 the theatre has become home to Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company, and will doubtless be a means by which many become hooked on William Shakespeare’s brilliance. 57 more words

Romeo And Juliet

Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare


(Garrick Theatre, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 28 July 2016)

In a moment of extreme spontaneity, I decided on Thursday afternoon that I was going to the theatre that evening. 1,411 more words