3.0★ ★ ★

Much Ado About Nothing

Hidden between the handbags and the kitchenware on the Lower Ground floor of a large Oxford Street department store is probably the last place you’d expect to find Shakespeare, but that’s just where The Fac...
Teatr Współezesny w Szezecinie The Tempest Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival
3.0★ ★ ★

The Tempest

There is no great storm at the beginning of Anna Augustynowicz’s production of The Tempest for Polish company Teatr Współezesny w Szezecinie. Instead, an elderly man paces up and down listening to the ship...
HamletMachine by Tmuna Theatre, Israel at Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


We wanted to do Müller’s play, explains Gil Alon (in Hebrew), before slipping into the role of Hamlet, “but Shakespeare’s wouldn’t let us go”. So Tmuna Theatre don’t perform Müller’s HamletMachi...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatr Bałtycki Dom
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about lovers and fairies. We get swept up in its romance, its magic, and the madcap subplot in which Bottom is transformed into a donkey and seduced by the Queen of the Fai...
Julius Caesar: Spared Parts by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

When it was first staged in 1997, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’s Julius Caesar. Spared Parts was celebrated as a radical take on one of Shakespeare’s more popular Roman plays. Now, nineteen years later, cut d...
3.0★ ★ ★

Pigs and Dogs

Caryl Churchill’s latest Royal Court offering Pigs and Dogs is, quite literally, a short, sharp shock. It’s short in that it lasts just under a quarter of an hour. It’s sharp in its writing - single, punc...
Unreachable Royal Court Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


Unreachable opens with a harrowing scene in which a mother kills her baby. Natasha (Tamara Lawrance) acts the monologue in near darkness with impressive passion and gasps ripple through the Royal Court Theatre ...
Henry V Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Henry V

There was a sense of camaraderie in the air at the performance of Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre that fell on the eve of the European Referendum result. Perhaps it was the charm of the leafy outdoo...
Midsummer Night's Dream RSC
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Any production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream lives and dies by its rude Mechanicals and their farcical amateur production of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’ at the end of the play. In Erica Whyman’s...
a kingdom for a stage chelsea theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

A Kingdom For A Stage

In A Kingdom for a Stage, an ambitious new play penned by Tony Diggle to celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, the Bard finds himself in modern-day London. Although he’s dreamed of returning to ear...