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RICHARD III – Lion & Unicorn Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

From the second that audience members step into the intimate space of the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, they automatically realise that what they are about to see and participate in, is something that is refreshing and unique. On entering the auditorium, members of the audience are given name tags of the character that they are about to ‘play’ in the show, which very much emphasises Richard III’s changing attitudes towards the characters.

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NEWS: Ralph Fiennes as Richard III, Andrew Scott as Hamlet in new Almeida season

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The Almeida Theatre has announced its star-studded 2016-2017 season, including two heavyweight Shakespeare productions, two world premiere plays, a screen adaptation and another West End season. Production highlights include: Ralph Fiennes (pictured) takes the title role in Shakespeare’s RICHARD III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Vanessa Redgrave makes her Almeida debut as Queen Margaret THEY DRINK IT IN THE …

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Popular vs personal: How did my own choices fare against the #AlsoRecognised winners?

In Awards, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

On Monday, we announced on MyTheatreMates.com the winners of our inaugural #AlsoRecognised Awards. The first year of these Awards has caught the imagination of the industry, the audience voters and the nominees and winners more than I had hoped to imagine. Your winners are lovely, truly lovely and appreciative. Just look how they’ve embraced – […]

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Why is Jamie Lloyd and Martin Freeman’s Richard III set in a 1970s open-plan office?

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

When the production shots for Richard III were first released earlier this week, showing that director Jamie Lloyd had located the Bard’s bloody history play in a 1970s office block, my interest was piqued. After seeing the show at Tuesday’s opening night, my first reaction was to describe the resulting effect as “Get Carter meets […]