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The Wasp

Dark and intense, Malcolm’s thrilling drama The Wasp is riveting from start to finish. The play follows two women from very different backgrounds, who...
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Romeo and Juliet

This production of Romeo and Juliet places the action of Shakespeare’s play during the 1984-5 Kent miners’ strike – an interesting directorial choice,...
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Song of Riots

Song of Riots is truly ‘the story of kingdoms lost and won’: written by Lucy Maycock, it follows Lucasz, the only son of a Polish single mother, and a...
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Wuthering Heights

The National Youth Theatre’s new production of Wuthering Heights is neither a traditional production, nor a complete departure – it is somewhere in be...
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Jane Eyre

The defining aspect of Cookson’s production of Jane Eyre is fluidity: the set consists of wooden platforms, staircases, and white drapes, creating an ...
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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising: The Young D. H. Lawrence originally came into existence in 1985, as Kay and Slack (then a young drama student) bonded over their Notti...
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Macbeth

In this stripped-back, deeply psychological production of Macbeth, the stage is dark and hung with criss-crossing trapeze wires – a questionable move,...
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The Tempest

Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s adaptation of The Tempest is daring: it questions what is the best way to perform Shakespeare, and challenges sexual and gend...
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Julius Caesar

Sturua’s Julius Caesar sees the action of the play transferred from Ancient Rome to gangster-era America, with the senators dressed in suits and fedor...
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Hamlet: Who’s There?

Hamlet is usually considered to be Shakespeare’s longest play, with the full text taking about five hours to perform. It’s not unusual, then, for dire...