The Seven Acts of Mercy November 2016_Photo by Ellie Kurttz _c_ RSC_207927
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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 Rover RSC_2016
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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
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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
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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 ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Doctor Faustus

The new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus by director Maria Aberg is possibly the most convincing interpretation of this play that ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Queen Anne

I was out of the country when Queen Anne opened and finally caught up with it only at the very end of December. It has had much praise – and for me ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Love for Love

Though one of the most revered texts of English literature, Congreve’s “other” Restoration Comedy is rarely played these days. For that reason a...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Volpone

Trevor Nunn has created a strikingly intelligent production of Volpone that is very sharp indeed in its observations of the corruption of a class-ridd...
Oppenheimer
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Oppenheimer

The newly commissioned play, Oppenheimer, by Tom Morton-Smith is a total triumph. Every element meshes beautifully to make a truly gripping, dramatic,...