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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


Henry IV parts 1 and 2 (RSC at the Barbican)

Making its home for Christmas at the Barbican Centre (one-time London home of the Royal Shakespeare Company), these productions of the two Henry IV plays have been heavily trailed with Sir Antony Sher’s return to the Company in the role of Falstaff, collaborating professionally once more with his off-stage partner of twenty-seven years, the RSC’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran. 860 more words


The Witch of Edmonton review

Review added of the Jacobean play “The Witch of Edmonton” at the Royal Shakespeare Company Swan Theatre in Stratford.


The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton, written by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford in 1621, is a patchy, crudely paced and slightly confusing example of Jacobean drama, but it is not without its merits, which are illustrated in this quality production in the Swan Theatre, directed by Gregory Doran. 210 more words