REVIEW: The Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre

Filled with fantastic wordplay, Ben Elton’s comedy is a lovely tribute to William Shakespeare. Believe it or not I hadn’t heard or seen anything of Ben Elton’s BBC comedy before hearing about this new stage version – but after seeing this brilliantly funny production I definitely left wanting more. The Upstart Crow sees William Shakespeare… Read More

Review Round Up: The Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Ben Elton’s comedy. The Stage: *** “Ultimately this all works better in sitcom format: small doses, over several weeks. By the end of the play it feels like we’ve heard every gag four times too many. The near-perfect cast, and Foley’s steady… Read More

Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More