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The Tempest

Whether you are a child, a casual visitor to the theatre, or a Shakespeare buff, Antoni Cimolino’s new production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest will de...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The almost-legendary Midsummer Night’s Dream production by Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre has been revived again and is totally wonderful in alm...
othello Everyman Playhouse, Liverpool
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Othello

When I heard that the Liverpool Everyman – a theatre close to my heart and home - was putting on a production of Othello in which the protagonist was ...
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Romeo and Juliet

I was ultimately quite pleased to have seen the new production of Romeo and Juliet at the RSC. However, I do have some serious quibbles. Romeo and Jul...
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Hamlet

You will walk away from RSC’s Hamlet with colors exploding in your mind’s eye. Costumes, drapes, headdresses, paintings, and pieces of the set are bri...
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Macbeth

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...
Much Ado About Nothing The Center at West Park, Balcony Theater
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Much Ado About Nothing

“For man is a giddy thing” says Benedick at the conclusion of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Giddy is a word that perfectly encapsulates Hamlet...
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Hamlet

It is often hard to do Hamlet – first performed around four hundred years ago, and one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular plays – in a new and e...
Julius Caesar The Bridge Theatre, London
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Julius Caesar

Can you get away with a timeless, universal staging of Julius Caesar in the ever-dividing world we live in? Nicholas Hytner just did, with his tense, ...
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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...