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...
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 Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
3.0★ ★ ★

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespea...
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Othelo

A ‘classic’ piece is one which stands the test of time – a difficult challenge in today’s world. However, what definition might we assign to a...
Much Ado About Nothing Urban Stages, New York
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Much Ado About Nothing

For the first few minutes of Ross Williams’ adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing – a play known for its witty repartee...
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...
The Winter’s Tale. Photo credit - Mihaela Bodlovic
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Winter’s Tale

A tale of tyranny, mistrust and a disregard for the rule of law is a pertinent choice for these troubled times. ‘The gods do this year connive at us...