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Othello

Iqbal Khan’s production of Othello has a deep split running through its middle. The first half is expansive and fast moving with the set changing flui...
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The Jew of Malta

The RSC has done a clever thing this summer by producing both The Jew of Malta and the play that it most famously inspired by its success, The Merchan...
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Love’s Sacrifice

Mostly I have found that neglected masterpieces turn out to be justly neglected; but sometimes not; and the RSC has found one that is most unjustly ne...
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Oppenheimer

The newly commissioned play, Oppenheimer, by Tom Morton-Smith is a total triumph. Every element meshes beautifully to make a truly gripping, dramatic,...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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The Christmas Truce

I’m afraid that mine has to be a dissenting voice. By and large, people have been raving about this show. As always, the production of this play is br...
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The Witch of Edmonton

The collaboration by Rowley, Dekker Ford and James Etcetera on The Witch of Edmonton has always seemed to lots of people to me amazing. How can 3+ men...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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Henry IV Parts I & II

After the wonderful, rich production and interpretation of Richard II by the Royal Shakespeare Company, I was hugely looking forward to Henry IV, Part...
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The Roaring Girl

Someone in the bar during the interval of the RSC’s production of The Roaring Girl sighed, sat down and said to his wife, ‘This is the strangest Shake...