Discover what critics made of Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton’s new production of Richard II at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Nick Bagnall’s production of Edward II at Shakespeare’s Globe.
I love Christopher Marlowe. I love the raciness and rebel in him. And sometimes, particularly in Paulette Randall’s reframed version here at Shakespeare’s Globe with Doctor Faustus.
Paulette Randall’s gender-swap, colour-blind, version of Christopher Marlowe’s fiendish morality tale Doctor Faustus succeeds in ticking a lot of trendy boxes but fails to create innovative, or even interesting, theatre.
Opening in London this month is the transfer of the NT’s Nine Night (now at Trafalgar Studios), Jailbirds at the Etcetera Theatre, Pinocchio at The Albany, One For The Road at the Rosemary Branch, Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre and Pinter 5 & 6 will arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Robert Hastie directs Michelle Terry and Paul Ready in this new production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Here in Robert Hastie’s careful production of Macbeth is all the horror, psychological acuity and profound, terrified morality of Shakespeare’s darkest play.
Nick Bagnall directs this new production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, starring Charlotte Mills, Leaphia Darko and Tom Kanji. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Love’s Labour’s Lost is altogether good fayre and definitely a crowd-pleaser. Michelle Terry’s tenure at The Globe continues to gallop confidently forward with this romp of a show.
Lots of different things opening across the country in March. In London there are a lot of Fringe and Off West End productions coming your way.
Filled with passion and politics, Barrie Rutter directs this new re-imagination of John Dryden’s Restoration drama at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until 4 March. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…
Caroline Byrne directs this new production of All’s Well That Ends Well – Shakespeare’s tale of rebellion and determination – at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, running until 3 March 2018. Here’s what critics thought…
What is personally the most galling is the programming of Twelfth Night. Emma Rice’s production was my favourite show of 2017. It almost feels like they’re trying to brush it under the carpet by putting it on again so soon.
Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! But what’s coming up this year?
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
What’s made Victoria Sadler’s top ten theatre recommendations for new shows in December 2017? Well, Hamilton, of course. But also The Twilight Zone, Parliament Square, Misalliance, How to Win Against History, Callisto: A Queer Epic and…?
The parallel is everywhere. There’s the sense that as new money and people flow to London, so do new heresies and threats; the way that spooks can spook governments into fresh paranoia, and the feeling that tricky populations can be quietened by “a royal wedding, and setting the poor against recent immigrants”.
Frankly, you can’t ignore the fact that every time you see it you get a free piece of chocolate. As long as you have the patience to wait for “le moment de magique” before you eat it.
Set in the 1580s, the play shows how Walsingham’s defense of Elizabeth from Catholic plots and assassination attempts results in hunting down the Jesuit missionary Robert Southwell, the revelation of the Babington plot and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, followed by the death of Sir Philip Sidney (Walsingham’s son-in-law) and the repulsion of the Spanish Armada.