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Buying Into It


RST, Stratford upon Avon, Wednesday 22nd April, 2015


Gregory Doran’s powerful production of this Arthur Miller masterpiece brings out the humour of the script, especially in the first half, and so Antony Sher’s Willy Loman is endearing from the get-go. 429 more words


Death of a Salesman - The RSC in Stratford

Perhaps an unusual play to take over the main stage in Stratford, normally devoted to the works of Shakespeare at this time of year, but ‘Death of a salesman’ comes with a huge reputation as one of the best and most significant plays of the 20th century.  358 more words


Death of A Salesman review

Review of Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to celebrate Miller’s centenary. With Anthony Sher as Willy Loman, Harriet Walter as Linda Loman and Alex Hassell as Biff.


Watching Much Ado About Nothing (RSC)

After seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s stunning Love’s Labours Lost on screen in Canterbury last month, we went back to the Gulbenkian last night for its ‘companion piece’, 1,824 more words



Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! it is not often that I am racing to get out of the theatre at the first opportunity. THE WHITE DEVIL at the Swan Theatre quickly became painful in the extreme. 89 more words


Henry IV Part 1 at the Barbican Centre (RSC) - Review

Overheard at Moorgate Tube:

When he came on in his leather jacket I thought, ‘this does look a little too modern.’

Oh I do love a good random audience member quote… Perhaps ironically, this lady’s fastidious disapproval for the nuanced modern/early-modern dress was what sets this production of Henry IV apart.

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Theatre Review

“Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.”

King Henry IV part I, Act 2, Scene 4

William Shakespeare

More Shakespeare! More RSC for that matter, although this time in London, rather than Stratford-Upon-Avon, and a play I’d never seen or read before, … 1,122 more words