The chaise longue has been dug out of storage for this re-imagining of William Congreve’s 1693 marriage farce The Double Dealer at the Orange Tree Theatre.
In a literally magical production, the London transfer of Stratford-upon-Avon’s 2016 hit sees Simon Russell Beale as Prospero shipwrecked on an enchanted island in the Med.
There’s no better way to kick the post-Christmas blues than an early January trip to the theatre, so this year we decided to go an extra step and head to Stratford upon Avon for a short break. Of course, when you’re in Stratford you’d be mad to miss a trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company so we booked well in advance to see The Tempest.
I left it a little while to watch Fleabag on television, for though Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ascension to the ranks of hugely buzzworthy writer has been pleasing to watch, I haven’t – dare I say it – always been the hugest fan of her work.