Tag Archives: romeo and juliet

BWW Interview: Kirsty Bushell

The actress discusses playing Juliet in Daniel Kramer’s production at Shakespeare’s Globe. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Angels in America leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Style over substance but Lily shines

For his latest Shakespearean venture, Kenneth Branagh has produced a panting paean to Fellini, with all the cultural nuance of a Simpsons episode. While ravishing, his transposition of the action to Fifties Italy is notable more for the fabulous fashions … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet, Garrick Theatre

Trouble remembering in which country Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers cross paths? Branagh’s panting paean to Fellini will sort you out. Stylish as a monochromatic Vogue spread, and as self-consciously Italian as Bruno Tonioli guzzling lasagne in a gondola, it’s not exactly … Continue reading

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Take Five! Spend your tea break with Derek Jacobi

As Derek Jacobi opens in Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet, relive five of his great performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Richard Madden and Lily James’s Romeo and Juliet leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to Sideways and dance at the Old Vic. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade/All On Her Own, Garrick Theatre

What exactly is the level of Kenneth Branagh’s self-awareness? He’s certainly conscious of inviting comparison with Olivier once again by presenting a year-long season of plays at the refurbished Garrick under the auspices of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company – … Continue reading

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Ten great plays set in summer

To coincide with the opening of Three Days in The Country, Patrick Marber’s new adaption of Turgenev, I’ve rounded up 10 other great plays set in the summer, from bucolic romance and adolescent yearning to fiery conflict and family combustion. Read my … Continue reading

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The Bard reborn

Shall I compare thee to the Oscar-winning movie? It’s an inescapable association, but one this new stage version embraces wholeheartedly, with faithful re-creations of beloved scenes and the majority of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s ingenious screenplay retained. Yet unlike … Continue reading

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Give the people what they want

Your reaction to the stage musical version of Dirty Dancing depends upon two key factors: the extent of your nostalgic affection for the classic 1987 film, and your early-evening pink Champagne intake level. Last night’s star-studded audience seemed thoroughly prepared on both … Continue reading

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