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The Rose Theatre Pop-Up: Shakespeare Goes Portable

The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre wants its audience to experience Shakespeare as intended – in the bard’s self-designed theatre. But is this immersive theatre experience more pop-art than pop-up? Arabella Vickers reviews.

“A Kind of Dirty Poetry”

What does it take to put on a show at Fringe? With the finish line in sight, Missing Cat discuss the joys and travails of their project: a raw and visceral rendition of Woyzeck.
An actress covered in blood with arms open yells at the sky

What does it take to be an actor?

Want to be a fantastic actor? All it takes is method acting, audience empathy and a pursuit of the fantasy world.

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?

Who’s direction is it anyway? An interview with the director of...

Charlie Rogers talks black-box theatre and responds to recent Oxfess controversy
Improv performers enact a stand-off between a professional scarecrow and a Lady, with two rapidly growing bamboo plants in the foreground.

Review: House of Improv presents: I’m an Improviser Get Me Out...

House of Improv presents an improvised hour of moon shoes, jacuzzis, and reckless fun
A blonde and brunette girl lying on the grass, their fingertips touching.

Review: Gods are Fallen and All Safety Gone – ‘a relationship...

Rose on a Rail's latest production provides a touching and intimate look into a complex mother-daughter relationship.
A drawing of a frog sitting on a tree stump with a glass of beer in his hand.

Review: Frog’s Legs – ‘light-hearted façade with a dark core’

Shepherd-Cross' new play treads a fine line between offensiveness and good taste - is it all the better for it?
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
A scene from Silent Night. A group of World War I soldiers sit in various positions and cheer on a soldier in the centre who has a hand raised and is singing.

Silent Night Review – ‘a story very relevant to our time’

The multilingual reimagining of the Christmas Truce at Leeds Town Hall feels particularly timely
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