Antony and Cleopatra by Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Antony and Cleopatra

The RSC’s Rome season, which kicks off with Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, pitches itself as a series of Shakespeare’s ‘most political ...
The Seven Acts of Mercy November 2016_Photo by Ellie Kurttz _c_ RSC_207927
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Seven Acts of Mercy

The newly commissioned play at he RSC, The Seven Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten is an interesting and successful evening in the theatre. The stagi...
The Tempest by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016. Photo Topher McGrillis © RSC
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Tempest

There is a great deal of publicity about the use of contemporary technology that has been applied to make the new production of The Tempest at Stratfo...
The Rover RSC_2016
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Rover

Aphra Behn lived a tumultuous life. She was a poet, translator, novelist, playwright, and, briefly, a spy. She was a feminist who embraced a rock and ...
The Two Noble Kinsmen by RSC
3.0★ ★ ★

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen is one of Shakespeare experts favourite topics of discussion. The consensus now is that John Fletcher and Will...
The Rover RSC_2016
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Rover

This is quite simply a brilliant production of a brilliant play; and if there were only one thing you could get to see at Stratford this year, so far ...
King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

King Lear

This is one of the most intelligent readings of King Lear that I have ever seen. For once, you do not go just for the towering performance of Lear or ...
Cymbeline Royal Shakespeare Society 2016
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Cymbeline

I guess I have been fortunate with Cymbeline because I have seen a couple of revelatory productions in my time, but above all was taught it by a brill...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Alchemist

Along with Jonson’s Volpone, this is one of the peaks of comic-satiric theatre from the Jacobean era and the RSC has done us a service both in playi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Hamlet

Unlike the recent Barbican production, Simon Godwin creates a Hamlet fit for the 21st Century. The transformation of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy t...