3.0★ ★ ★

Much Ado About Nothing

Hidden between the handbags and the kitchenware on the Lower Ground floor of a large Oxford Street department store is probably the last place you’d expect to find Shakespeare, but that’s just where The Fac...
Teatr Współezesny w Szezecinie The Tempest Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival
3.0★ ★ ★

The Tempest

There is no great storm at the beginning of Anna Augustynowicz’s production of The Tempest for Polish company Teatr Współezesny w Szezecinie. Instead, an elderly man paces up and down listening to the ship...
HamletMachine by Tmuna Theatre, Israel at Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

HamletMachine

We wanted to do Müller’s play, explains Gil Alon (in Hebrew), before slipping into the role of Hamlet, “but Shakespeare’s wouldn’t let us go”. So Tmuna Theatre don’t perform Müller’s HamletMachi...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatr Bałtycki Dom
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about lovers and fairies. We get swept up in its romance, its magic, and the madcap subplot in which Bottom is transformed into a donkey and seduced by the Queen of the Fai...
Julius Caesar: Spared Parts by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

When it was first staged in 1997, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’s Julius Caesar. Spared Parts was celebrated as a radical take on one of Shakespeare’s more popular Roman plays. Now, nineteen years later, cut d...
3.0★ ★ ★

Pigs and Dogs

Caryl Churchill’s latest Royal Court offering Pigs and Dogs is, quite literally, a short, sharp shock. It’s short in that it lasts just under a quarter of an hour. It’s sharp in its writing - single, punc...
Unreachable Royal Court Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Unreachable

Unreachable opens with a harrowing scene in which a mother kills her baby. Natasha (Tamara Lawrance) acts the monologue in near darkness with impressive passion and gasps ripple through the Royal Court Theatre ...
Henry V Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Henry V

There was a sense of camaraderie in the air at the performance of Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre that fell on the eve of the European Referendum result. Perhaps it was the charm of the leafy outdoo...
Midsummer Night's Dream RSC
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Any production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream lives and dies by its rude Mechanicals and their farcical amateur production of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’ at the end of the play. In Erica Whyman’s...
a kingdom for a stage chelsea theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

A Kingdom For A Stage

In A Kingdom for a Stage, an ambitious new play penned by Tony Diggle to celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, the Bard finds himself in modern-day London. Although he’s dreamed of returning to ear...