Review Round Up: Hamlet, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

We round up the reviews for the first indoor production of Shakespeare’s play at the Shakespeare’s Globe. WhatsOnStage: **** “It’s an interesting time to be staging Hamlet, with its themes of corruption and denial of guilt. And this playful production – fans of Holmes’ work with Filter will find much to enjoy – highlights just how… Read More

Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe

Discover what critics had to say about the Shakespeare’s Globe production, directed by Sean Holmes. The Upcoming: **** “In short, Twelfth Night is an example of Shakespeare done right, bridging the gap between the historic texts and modern audiences through witty performances, live music, and even a little dancing. For fans of the Bard or not, it’s… Read More

Review Round Up: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this new production of Shakespeare’s comedy directed by Sean Holmes. WhatsOnStage: **** “Forget Love Island, if you want a romantic romp in the sunshine then this is a midsummer treat and no mistake.” Evening Standard: *** “Holmes’s vision is not in doubt and a receptive audience was… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Casting for Winter Season

Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed casting details for its Winter season.  The winter season will open with Macbeth, directed by Robert Hastie. Playing at the theatre from the 7th November, the cast for the production is set to include:Catrin Aaron,Philip Cumbus, Marc Elliott, Joseph Marcell, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Kirsty Rider, Philippine Velge, Kit Young, and real-life husband and wife, Paul Ready and Michelle Terry as fictional husband… Read More

Review Round Up: The Seagull, Lyric Hammersmith

Anton Chekhov’s play is brought to life once again in a new version by Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes. Here is what critics have been saying about it so far…. The Guardian: **** “The indefatigable Simon Stephens – definitely the same as Heisenberg’s author – has written an incisive 21st-century version of Chekhov. Sean Holmes, artistic director of… Read More

Review Roundup… A Midsummer Night’s Dream @Lyric Hammersmith

After a successful run at the theatre in 2012, the Lyric and Filter’s production is revived – but is it as good as ever?  WhatsOnStage: **** Holly Williams thought that: “It’s gleefully irreverent towards the text, and knock-you-sideways funny.” The Telegraph: **** Jane Shilling wrote: “this production never loses sight of the text as the… Read More

Review Round Up: Herons @Lyric Hammersmith

15 years after it first appeared on stage, Simon Stephens’ play Herons returns to the capital in a new production directed Sean Holmes. But has it gone down well with critics? The Telegraph: **** Claire Allfree commented: ” This is an intentionally alienating production but it’s enriched by some terrific performances from a young cast.” Evening Standard:***… Read More