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

Review Round Up: Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia now playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe.  The Independent: **** “Not just the best piece in Michelle Terry’s inaugural season, this is a landmark moment in the history of Shakespeare Globe.” The Guardian: **** ” Lloyd Malcolm’s play is often hortatory in tone but, in… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Confirmed for Eyam at the Shakespeare’s Globe

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for Matt Hartley’s new play directed by Adele Thomas.  Opening at the theatre from the 15th September, cast for the production is set to include: Sam Crane, Priyanga Burford, Annette Badland, John Paul Connolly, Oliver Ryan, Will Keen, Sirine Saba, Adrian Bower, Norah Lopez-Holden , Howard Ward, Becci Gemmell, Luke MacGregor, Zora Bishop, Jordan Metcalfe and Rose Wardlaw. 1665. As the plague runs… Read More

Review Round Up: Othello, Shakespeare’s Globe

Mark Rylance and Sheila Atim star in Clare van Kampen’s production of Othello. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Guardian: **** “in an age of concept-driven Shakespeare, it is refreshing to find a show that puts the emphasis squarely on the play and the acting.” WhatsOnStage: *** “In the end, for all… Read More

Shows Opening…August 2018

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows to look out for during August… if you aren’t heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  1. Othello, Shakespeare’s Globe: now in previews at the theatre, this production is directed by Claire van Kampen. This production includes an impressive cast list such as Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim… Read More