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Love's Sacrifice review

Review added of John Ford’s Love’s Sacrifice by The Royal Shakespeare Company. This play has not been performed in 400 years and is produced as the “best play” from a list of late 16th / early 17th century plays which had never been performed in modern times. 9 more words


Oppenheimer (The Swan Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre, 7th March and 4th April)

 “I am lead lined. I am tungsten’.

Last time I saw Oppenheimer was at the last performance in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This was on the Swan’s thrust stage and when I left the theatre, the stage was covered in chalk and daffodils.  

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The Jew of Malta review

Review of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta (1589) at the RSC Swan Theatre in a fabulous all-out Royal Shakespeare Company production.


The Jew of Malta – antisemitic or a satire on antisemitism?

Christopher Marlowe’s controversial career was abruptly curtailed when he was stabbed to death at the age of 29. His reputation as the greatest of the pre-Shakespearean dramatists rests on just seven plays written in the late 1580s and early 1590s. 52 more words

Tis Pity She's a Whore.

I am happy to announce that I will be stepping in as Hippolita in a performance of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Who’re’ by John Ford at the swan theatre in Stratford Upon Avon. 45 more words


Oppenheimer - RSC - Swan Theatre, Stratford

Well, what a good play this is. Tim Morton-Smith has written a really meaty piece about the team that invented the bomb, and in particular it’s leader Robert Oppenheimer. 328 more words


The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker is currently being revived at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. Directed by Philip Breen, the RSC production is thankfully in contemporary dress (there have been rather too many modern-dress productions in the Swan that didn’t quite work) and is a solid afternoon’s entertainment. 196 more words