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    “A successful exploration of the play’s tension and comedy”: A review of Macbeth.

    Andrew Raynes’ production of Macbeth is a successful exploration of the play’s tension and comedy, and the cast and crew should be congratulated on bringing that out. The production succeeds in creating the world of Macbeth, and is blessed with some very talented actors which help bring it to life.

    “I’ve been the luckiest actor who will ever be”: In conversation with Sir Derek Jacobi CBE.

    Sir Derek Jacobi is acting royalty, one of the most distinguished actors of our time. His career began as a founding member of the National Theatre...

    Interview: ‘Macbeth’ at the Pilch, an ensemble of tragedies

    "Shakespeare gives us so much space to sort of deal with psychological problems, which aren't always necessarily textual, but really come through in rehearsals and give the performance a higher level of connection with the audience."

    Othello: A New Era of Shakespeare

    "This production has chosen to take a step away from this preoccupation with setting and allow the play to speak for itself."

    “Strikingly modern” – Review: Twelfth Night at Waterperry Gardens

    May McEvoy reviews Somerville College Drama Society and Sunday Productions' Twelfth Night.

    “Student drama done right” – Review: Much Ado About Nothing

    "The production harnesses its idyllic, summery setting to explore the [...] ideals of love and courtship in a world dominated by gendered notions of how honour is achieved, and the use of deception as a means to an end."

    The Role of a Lifetime? It’s Never Too Late

    While actors profit from an ability to be malleable, it is often the case that they are stuck playing the roles they are ‘right...

    Review: Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre

    "Why stage Romeo and Juliet a year into a global pandemic? Godwin’s primary response to the pandemic appears to be the focus on touch in the production: it reminds us of the power of human contact, and the depth of feeling that can only be experienced in person." Katie Kirkpatrick reviews the new National Theatre production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

    ‘Family’ Theatre: Patronising or Inspirational?

    As someone with a fair few younger siblings I can safely say that I have a pretty wide experience of family-oriented performances. My personal...

    Review: Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Set in the mystical woodlands surrounding Athens, with its cocktail of magic, love triangles, and donkey-human hybrids, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has always...

    Coriolanus: Review

    Coriolanus is set in the early stages of the Roman republic, in the midst of plebeian revolts for grain. Caius Marcius (Tom Hiddleston), nicknamed...

    Love and doubt: ‘Looking back’ at Orpheus and Eurydice retellings

    Just as Helen possessed the face that launched a thousand ships, Orpheus, the legendary musician and poet, charmed a thousand hearts with his music....

    ‘All the world’s a stage’: Culture in translation

    With Shakespeare’s birth and death date happening on the 23rd of April, I’ve been thinking about what a great man he was. So many...

    What Light Through Yonder Theatre Breaks?

    This week, we saw the death of theatre director Terry Hands, acclaimed for his founding of the Everyman in Liverpool among various other theatrical, notably Shakespearean, endeavours....

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