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Measure for Measure

Josie O’Rourke’s adaptation of Measure for Measure, probably Shakespeare’s most famous so-called problem play, is frankly unnerving and infuriating - ...
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Macbeth

Polly Findlay’s modern costume staging of Macbeth, which transferred from the RSC to London’s Barbican, is this year’s definitive production of Shakes...
3.0★ ★ ★
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othellomacbeth

I do like all theatrical experiments that breathe new life into the classics and make them more relevant for our time. I am a big fan of audacious Sha...
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The Woods

Yet another premiere of a new play at the Royal Court, this time The Woods by Robert Alan Evans, impresses and proves that contemporary British drama ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Périclès, Prince de Tyr

Cheek by Jowl’s French Pericles is a surreal, funny and touching production, but its uneven energy and avant-garde, very brief adaptation of Shakespea...
Julius Caesar The Bridge Theatre, London
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Julius Caesar

Can you get away with a timeless, universal staging of Julius Caesar in the ever-dividing world we live in? Nicholas Hytner just did, with his tense, ...
Othello-by-NYT-in-association-with-Frantic-Assembly-at-the-Ambassadors-Theatre-CREDIT-Helen-Murray
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Othello

The National Youth Theatre ensemble gives a knockout performance in the Frantic Assembly adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. The vibrant, fast-moving...
The Tempest (c) Matt Martin
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The Tempest

Kate Stafford’s adaptation of The Tempest is an important contribution to multicultural Shakespeare which in her company’s version of the play brings ...
Mumburger by Sarah Kosar (courtesy Lidia Crisafulli)
3.0★ ★ ★
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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 is o...
Ink Almeida Theatre photo Tristram Kenton
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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. ...