Phillip Breen’s lively revival of John Vanburgh’s Restoration romp, The Provoked Wife, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, has glorious parts for both Caroline Quentin and Alexandra Gilbreath.
Casting Antony Sher as a white, South African, Shakespearean actor in John Kani’s ferocious, funny and emotive new play Kunene & the King couldn’t be more perfect – for all the obvious reasons.
Tartuffe could be an episode from a TV sitcom and proves, if any proof was necessary, that a satire written in 1664 – albeit much rewritten and refined by 21st-century adaptors – is still capable of bringing the house down.
Jude Owusu cuts a blood-soaked swathe through history in an ambitious, epic and savage retelling of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Not everyone knows who Joan Littlewood was but by the end of Sam Kenyon’s enthralling biographic musical, Miss Littlewood, we’re closer to understanding what drove this maverick director, who was to be known as The Mother of Modern Theatre, to create innovative, controversial agitprop theatre.
Clare Burt makes her RSC debut in the lead role of Miss Littlewood, a new musical about theatre director, Joan Littlewood. Previews begin in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 22 June 2018.
It is Sophie Stanton’s powerful and radiant turn in the title role which dominates Jo Davis’ scintillating and uproariously funny production of The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich.