Tag Archives: shakespeare

Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sold-out Almeida run, Robert Icke’s thoughtfully contemporary take on Shakespeare hits the West End, with its original cast mainly intact (Derbhle Crotty succeeds Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude on 4 July). The big draw, of course, is the superb … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Kirsty Bushell

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

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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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BWW Interview: Simon Russell Beale

The actor discusses his passion for classical music and City of London Sinfonia’s Closer: A Soldier’s Tale. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here  

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Old Vic

Fifty years on, Tom Stoppard’s absurdist tragicomedy is back in the theatre where it had its professional premiere, and still just as dazzlingly virtuosic. If some of its gags, musings and metatheatrical tricks have since become overfamiliar through imitation, that’s … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night, National Theatre

Suffused with grief and unrequited love, Twelfth Night is often played as an anti-comedy – more melancholy than mirthful. Not so in Simon Godwin’s brash, gender-bending, utterly joyful rendering, which takes loss as a cue to embrace life. Read my … Continue reading

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Brutus and Other Heroines, Harriet Walter

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan’s Cymbeline and Michelle Terry’s Henry V to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Phyllida Lloyd’s landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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BWW Interview: Lisa Dillon

The actress discusses her roles in the RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, coming to the West End next month. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Shakespeare Trilogy, King’s Cross Theatre

“Inmates, coming through.” That’s our introduction to Phyllida Lloyd’s landmark trilogy, as the homogenised prisoners are steered through the audience by prison officers. But this extraordinarily empathetic project, developed with Clean Break, gives those inmates individual voices and means of … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s LAZARUS leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From the late great Bowie’s musical to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Mark Rylance’s return. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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