THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

Shakespeare’s early plays are often problematic, with the bawdier comedies such as The Comedy of Errors the faults are hidden within some gloriously silly slapstick, but in The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (quite possibly the first play in Will’s canon) the flaws are writ large. Nonetheless, Shakespeare’s Globe’s gloriously silly touring production makes for a largely enjoyable evening.






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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

Shakespeare’s early plays are often problematic, with the bawdier comedies such as The Comedy of Errors the faults are hidden within some gloriously silly slapstick, but in The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (quite possibly the first play in Will’s canon) the flaws are writ large. Nonetheless, Shakespeare’s Globe’s gloriously silly touring production makes for a largely enjoyable evening.






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CARGO – Arcola Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Civil war is raging in the formerly united, newly named Kingdom. Loyalists and rebels have divided up the charred, frightened remains. Religious fundamentalism and capital punishment are the law of the land. There are furtive rumours of a better life across the channel, and there are regular passages to Calais. Money can buy passports, or if you don’t have any of that, there are people who will help you stow away as Cargo that you can pay later. But safety isn’t a given once you’re on board.






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Photos & podcast: Going Through the Q&A Mill with three Judy Garlands

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I first saw – and adored – Through the Mill when it premiered at the London Theatre Workshop (then above a pub in Fulham) last year. I was delighted when the show, which revolves around three pivotal periods in the life of Judy Garland, announced its transfer to the – much larger, more centrally located […]






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Sell A Door: Theatre sector must contribute to Brexit debate

In Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Regional theatre, Touring by Guest BloggersLeave a Comment

As new Prime Minister Theresa May forms her Brexit government, Sell a Door founders David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree have outlined their concerns about how Brexit impacts them as theatre producers of national and international tours including Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, James and the Giant Peach and Green Day’s American Idiot, now returned to London’s Arts Theatre for its second West End …