Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, Young Vic Theatre

This musical adaptation of Twelfth Night features music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and is directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….  The Guardian: *** ” The songs also give scope to the strong community chorus who execute Lizzi Gee’s choreography with absolute precision: they include, in a… Read More

First Look at… A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Crucible Theatre

Production images have been released for Robert Hastie’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, now playing at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.  Now playing at the Crucible Theatre, Robert Hastie’s production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy stars Patricia Allison (Hermia), Donna Berlin (Starveling), Phil Cheadle (Theseus/Oberon), Pandora Colin (Titania/Hippolyta), Bobby Delaney (Puck/Philostrate), Liam Gerrard (Snout), Rebecca Jayne-Davies… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Young Vic’s Production of Twelfth Night

Casting for the young Vic Theatre’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night has been confirmed.  Directed by Kwame Kwei-Arma and Oskar Eustis, this new musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is set to star: Melissa Allen (Feste) ,Gabrielle Brooks (Viola) ,Gerard Carey (Malvolio),Natalie Dew (Olivia), Martyn Ellis (Sir Toby Belch) , Gbemisola Ikumelo (Maria), Jyuddah Jaymes (Sebastian), Jonathan Livingstone (Antonio), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Andrew Aguecheek) and Rupert Young (Orsino).  The cast will perform alongside a community… Read More

Review Round Up: The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Blanche McIntyre’s production, playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 14th October.  The Stage: *** “Blanche McIntyre is a director of textual sensitivity and she brings clarity, intelligence and insight to the play’s complexities and contradictions.” The Independent: *** “This is a solid production, but the quick-changing… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Shakespeare in the Squares As You Like it

Rehearsal images for Tatty Hennessy’s production of As You Like it for Shakespeare in the Squares have been released. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening… Performed in London’s squares and parks from 20 June to 13 July, Shakespeare in the Squares will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like it as its 2018 Summer production, directed… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for Claire van Kampen’s production of Othello, playing at the theatre from the 20th July.  The republic of Venice employs General Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the… Read More

NEWS: The Faction to Present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wilton’s Music Hall

Theatre company The Faction have announced they will bringing their production of William Shakespeare’s comedy to Wilton’s Music Hall from the 26th to the 30th June.  This new production of Shakespeare’s comedy will feature The Faction’s own unique style to offer a new look at A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Set against the backdrop of a… Read More

REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing, Rose Theatre

This fun if barmy production takes a while to settle down but when it does allows the audience to have a great time.  Who knew the Mafia could provide such a great context for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing? Thanks to Simon Dormandy’s hilariously chaotic production, the play does manage to take on new meaning… Read More

First Look at…Much Ado About Nothing, Rose Theatre

Production images have been released for the Rose Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing which opens at the theatre tonight… Don Pedro is victorious. The turf war in the city is won and the Mafia overlord brings his entourage to Messina, a luxury spa hotel deep in the Sicilian hills, to hide out, recover… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Barrie Rutter’s The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed the full casting for the upcoming production.  How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In… Read More