Friday, May 27, 2022
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Fade to Black – a history of the theatrical blackout

The convention which now seems part-and-parcel of theatre wasn’t always there – indoor venues and developments in lighting provided new staging opportunities. But what is the theatrical blackout for?
Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo) kneels behind a dying Antony (Ralph Fiennes) flanked by two servants.

Review: Antony and Cleopatra – a star-studded Shakespeare

Lawrence Li is impressed by the National Theatre’s opulent imagining of a Shakespearean classic

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – ‘stripped-down Shakespeare’

The timing of many lines elicits genuine laughter from the audience; in these interesting times we live in, such a take feels intensely necessary.

Romeo and Juliet Review – ‘immensely effective’

A bold and haunting production that places the deadly feud in HM Prison Verona

Romeo and Juliet – Preview

A close cast and crew underline the generational aspects of Shakespeare's tale of conflict, all in a female offenders unit

How do we stage Shakespeare in the digital age?

Efforts to combine the theatrical and the digital are shaping how we experience Shakespeare in the twenty-first century

‘She is the one controlling the play’- Rufus Norris’ Macbeth

Norris’ production is a moving theatrical piece that allows Lady Macbeth to be the puppeteer she has so desperately always wanted to be.

RSC Hamlet Review – ‘This is simultaneous creativity and destruction. To...

John Livesey reflects upon the Basquiat elements of this perceptive RSC production

Julius Caesar review – ‘two hours of pounding drama’

Nicholas Hytner's adaptation is makes you rethink the iconic tragedy

Twelfth Night preview – ‘a darker version’

Post-Truth Theatre Company's Twelfth Night is a clever and satirical take on modern life, says Nina Crisp