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The Tempest: Memory, Betrayal, Sorcery & Revenge

Special Report from London Contributor, Adam Blitz

Oh how we too might cry to dream again. Under the aegis of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Gregory Doran, The Tempest, Shakespeare’s so-called American play, manages to provoke and delight audiences all the while horrific news from the New World washes up on our shore. 925 more words


Venus and Adonis

As you might expect from a collaboration between the Little Angel Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Venus and Adonis is simply superb. This puppet show for adults tells the story of this classical pair in an approachable, accessible way. 95 more words


The Tempest at the Barbican review ****

The Tempest

Barbican Theatre, 27th July 2017

Now I would watch Simon Russell Beale read the telephone directory. Particular past favourites of mine include a Brechtian Galileo, a Face in the Alchemist, alongside Alex Jennings and Lesley Manville, his Stalin in Collaborators, a Timon in the Hytner production, which persuaded me this is a greatish play, and his persuasive Lear. 463 more words


Venus and Adonis

To mark 2,000 years since Ovid’s death (a classical poet particularly favoured by William Shakespeare), the RSC is currently running a ‘Rome’ season – as part of this, Gregory Doran’s puppet version of… 655 more words

The Tempest (RSC at the Barbican)

I’ve seen Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ on at least six occasions (including Ian McKellen at Leeds, Derek Jacobi at Sheffield, and London appearances from Patrick Stewart, Antony Sher and Roger Allam at The Globe). 334 more words


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The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon

Directed by Gregory Doran for the RSC in collaboration with Intel in association with The Imaginarium Studios… 4,531 more words


RSC's 'The Tempest' (2016-17)

Last night I finally managed to watch Gregory Doran’s new production of The Tempest with the RSC, unfortunately tickets for the stage version were entirely sold out so I had to settle for watching a live stream at the VUE. 1,343 more words