NEWS: New Podcast Shakespeare in Quarantine Launched

Director Jimmy Walters (The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Finborough Theatre; Mrs Orwell, Southwark Playhouse) and actress Alexandra Evans (Silent Witness, BBC; Crown for Christmas, Hallmark) have announced a brand new weekly podcast.   This new weekly podcast is set to explore the extensive back catalogue of William Shakespeare, offering a new take on some of his greatest plays such as… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for The Show must Go Online’s Henry VI Part II

The livestream reading of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part II is set to take place on the 8th April at 7pm. Casting has been announced for The Show Must Go Online’s upcoming latest livestream reading, set to take place tomorrow evening. Rob Myles is set to direct Jack Baldwin (Duke of Suffolk), Lynsey Beauchamp (Duke of Gloucester), Will Block (King Henry… Read More

PREVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bridge Theatre

The production is set to play at the Bridge Theatre from the 3rd June until the 31st August. This new production of William Shakespeare’s play will be directed by Nicholas Hytner, with Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. The theatre becomes the forest… Read More

REVIEW: Twelfth Night, Southwark Playhouse

Anna Girvan’s music festival themed production has plenty of nice elements to it -but can get carried away with itself at times. This new and inclusive production of Shakespeare’s comedy works well with the music festival theme, with director Anna Girvan making the most of the comedy to be found in the script that has been nicely condensed into… Read More

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