Mumburger by Sarah Kosar (courtesy Lidia Crisafulli)
3.0★ ★ ★

Mumburger

Bereavement as a topic of a play is always challenging and Sarah Kosar’s surreal take on this perhaps most profound experience in everyone’s life ...
Ink Almeida Theatre photo Tristram Kenton
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ink

James Graham’s Ink directed by Rupert Goold is theatrical dynamite. It is also one of the more staggering experiences you can have as a theatre goer...
Richard III Arcola Theatre. Photo Alex Brenner
3.0★ ★ ★

Richard III

Mehmet Ergen’s staging of Richard III is neither politically relevant nor entertaining. His contemporary take on Shakespeare’s story of the most v...
2.0★ ★

Tamburlaine

This rare staging of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine by a British East Asian company, Yellow Earth (formed in 1995) is rather disappointing becaus...
Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Barbican Centre. Photo Jan Versweyveld
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Roman Tragedies

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra is a total theatre experience. The Flemish director ...
Hamlet Almeida Theatre. Photo Manuel Harlan
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Hamlet

Robert Icke’s Hamlet at Almeida Theatre is a resounding success. This is not because of the media hype associated with Andrew Scott’s turn as Mori...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Richard III

Thomas Ostermeier blatantly revealed in a 2015 interview with Joseph Pearson that with his adaptation of Richard III he wanted to celebrate evil on st...
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 s...
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 Jo...
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 an...