5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Richard II

The Globe’s new production of Richard II begins with pomp, majesty and immaturity: the child King Richard’s coronation— a shower of golden confetti, the setting of the hollow crown and a declamation of th...
3.0★ ★ ★

Measure for Measure

Tragedy and comedy rub up against one another in Dominic Dromgoole’s Measure for Measure: his final production as Artistic Director at the Globe. Measure for Measure is a play which, of all Shakespeare’s...
3.0★ ★ ★

Merchant of Venice

Polly Findlay’s Merchant of Venice is a decidedly mixed bag, like the giant pendulum which swings at the back of the stage, it moves from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unfortunately, for the most part, these...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Othello

Iqbal Khan’s production of Othello has a deep split running through its middle. The first half is expansive and fast moving with the set changing fluidly as we move from the canals of Venice, to the opulence ...