2.0★ ★

Macbeth

Julien Balajas’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is more of a miss than a hit. And it could have been a hit. There is much to like: a pacey new French translation, some competent performances and good s...
3.0★ ★ ★

King Lear

King Lear is perhaps the darkest tragedy written by Shakespeare. Its power lies in great emotions it stirs in audiences of all generations. The best stagings of the play I have seen were successful thanks to en...
Cymbeline Royal Shakespeare Society 2016
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Cymbeline

Melly Still’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline for the RSC, now shown at the Barbican, is an inventive reverie-cum-horror which revels in dark humour and kitsch. Indeed embracing the tastelessness of t...
Phaedre(s) Barbican Centre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Odéon–Théâtre de l’Europe: Phaedra(s)

Krzysztof Warlikowski is one of the representatives of the European ‘regie theatre’, a theatre driven and dominated artistically by directors, known for their distinct, in-your-face theatre aesthetic that o...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Wars of the Roses

The War of the Roses trilogy, a reboot of the highly acclaimed 1963 RSC adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI parts 1-3 and Richard III by John Barton and Peter Hall, now is directed by Trevor Nunn for...
The Winter’s Tale
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale adapted and directed by Ross McGregor at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of their Shakespeare Sessions is an accomplished and imaginative production that should be applauded not only f...
Golem
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Golem

1927’s Golem may be one of the most brilliant theatre productions of this century. It is an accomplishment of epic proportions as they effortlessly mix arts, genres and media arriving at a thoroughly coherent...
3.0★ ★ ★

Grimm Tales

The stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s version of the famousGrimm Tales has been invented as a lovely family entertainment perfect for Christmas and can undoubtedly rival any traditional panto you might wan...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Jonah and Otto

Affectionate, deliberate and stripped-back: all three words apply to the adaptation of Robert Holman’s play Jonah and Otto directed by Tim Stark and designed by Simon Bejer. This original drama first publishe...