NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Full casting for The Merry Wives of Windsor and Bartholomew Fair

Full casting has been confirmed for The Merry Wives of Windsor (17th May-12th October) and Bartholomew Fair (23rd August- 12th October). The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Elle While, and Ben Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair, directed by Blanche McIntyre. The Merry Wives of Windsor will… Read More

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Review Round Up: Richard II, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Discover what critics made of Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton’s new production of Richard II… The Guardian: **** “If one definition of a first-rate Shakespeare production is that it makes one view the play afresh, this pioneering show eminently passes the test.” WhatsOnStage: **** “This production of Richard II is not only stylish and fiercely performed,… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd March

Here’s a guide to what you have been reading about this week on Love London Love Culture… Preview of Alys Always at the Bridge Theatre: now in previews at the Bridge Theatre, this world premiere production directed by Nicholas Hytner is based on the novel by Harriet Lane. It is booking at the theatre until… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th February

Missed anything on Love London Love Culture this week? Here’s what has been proving popular on LLLC…  Review of A Beautiful Noise at the Lyric Theatre: this week saw Love London Love Culture catching the first West End performance of the show dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond. Including songs such as ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, it is a “Designed to be a crowdpleaser”. Review Round Up of Edward II at the Shakespeare’s Globe: this week saw the opening of Edward II and Love… Read More

Review Round Up: Edward II, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Nick Bagnall’s  production. WhatsOnStage: **** “While Bagnall’s production is generally low on frills (setting aside some charming musical accompaniments), it is a highly involving watch which gallops along at the right pace – and has been stripped back in order to reward a newcomer.” The Telegraph: *** “The performances are variable. Several odd dramatic choices (a… Read More

NEWS: The Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Summer 2019 Season

The theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming Summer season.  It has been announced that the Shakespeare’s Globe will take audiences through Shakespeare’s history plays, with the year long journey beginning with Richard II, opening the 22nd February in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Summer season will continue in the Globe Theatre with productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. The season… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Robert Hastie directs Michelle Terry and Paul Ready in this new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… WhatsOnStage: *** “Terry is very, very good indeed as Lady Macbeth, charting her decline from warm, clever woman to a broken wreck with forensic detail and deep emotion.” The Jewish Chronicle: *****… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for the Shakespeare’s Globe Production of Doctor Faustus

Full casting has been confirmed for Paulette Randall’s production playing at the Sam Wanamaker  from the 1st December.  Doctor Faustus sits in his Wittenberg study, restless for knowledge and frustrated with the limitations of conventional scholarship. Coveting fame and power, he conjures the menacing demon, Mephistopheles, who offers Faustus a deal: in exchange for twenty-four years… Read More

Review Round Up: Eyam, Shakespeare’s Globe

The reviews are in for Matt Hartley’s Eyam, playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 13th October. Love London Love Culture rounds them up…  The Telegraph: *** “At its best, often in maniacal, wild-limbed dancing (with soulful music composed by Orlando Gough), the play communicates the strangeness and dread of those distant times. At its worst,… 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