Macbeth Royal Shakespeare Company__2018_ photo_by_richard_davenport__c__rsc
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Instead of being about the corruption of power, or about the unconscious power of guilt, this new production of Macbeth by Polly Findlay at the RSC in...
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The Duchess of Malfi

The DUCHESS OF MALFI by John Webster is one of the most difficult plays of the Jacobean Era both to interpret and to direct. Uncut, it is a complex, m...
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The Winslow Boy

The new production of Terence Rattigan’s 1946 hit play THE WINSLOW BOY that is touring the UK is a vivid reminder of just what a good playwright Ratti...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I am something of a fan of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I like the music, the initial eerie glissandos, some of the brillian...
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Cilla, The Musical

At one level this is just another well-put-together biographical show in the tried and true genre of musicals based on the career and hits of a star, ...
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Imperium: The Cicero Plays

The RSC has done a remarkable job of turning Robert Harris’s Cicero Trilogy into a stage work. By summarizing the action of Volume I, which deals with...
A Christmas Carol Royal Shakespeare Company
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A Christmas Carol

David Edgar, who adapted Dickens’s novel Nicholas Nickleby into an 8-hour epic nearly forty years ago, has managed to adapt A Christmas Carol into a m...
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Twelfth Night

The new RSC production of Twelfth Night is visually stunning and musically opulent. This, the play by Shakespeare that has most reference to music and...
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Mamma Mia

There is very little one can do to analyse Mamma Mia! any longer because most people have seen the film and many people have seen the stage show. This...