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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is either a very good panto or a very bad staging of Shakespeare. When watching...
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Richard II

In his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Joe Hill-Gibbins channels Beckettian grotesque with great results by focusing on exaggeration and exces...
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The Convert

The Convert is a historical play that explores Africa’s fraught colonial past. Jekesai (Letitia Wright) seeks refuge from her uncle (Jude Akuwudike) b...
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Prezydentki

Werner Schwab was an extraordinary figure in the German-speaking theatre world. During his brief 4-year-long career, he proved himself to be a true vi...
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Aladdin

“Everything you could wish for in a panto” is what the blurb says and, no doubt about it, that’s absolutely right!  Aladdin is a wonderful blend of th...
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Timon of Athens

One of the most difficult and least-performed of Shakespeare’s plays and one that is now thought to have been a partial collaboration with Thomas Midd...
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A Christmas Carol

This is the perfect Christmas treat for young and old. The production is visually striking, evoking brilliantly the bustle of 19th century London, the...
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The Net Will Appear

The best word to describe this show is pure. Seventy-five minutes of pure heart, pure warmth, pure fun. Go see it, and you’ll come out wanting to hug ...
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NERVOUS/SYSTEM

It’s a rare piece of theater that manages to send the audience through the same singularly gobsmacking experience, and then make them wonder if they t...
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Anthony and Cleopatra

Simon Godwin’s Antony and Cleopatra is an intricate masterpiece that makes good use of heavy-hitting actors while also boasting a marvellous set desig...