Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This year there are (at least) five productions of Romeo and Juliet at the fringe.  When a show is trying to trying to add a little more Fringe pizazz to a familiar show or property, they usually turn it into either a musical or a one-man show.  Enter Rob McGlade.  Arm...

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Romeo and Juliet is notoriously difficult to stage. Being probably the most famous play of all time puts pressure on to produce something that is at least a smidge original and yet not so much that it loses the text is the swamps of contemporary adaptation. In the RSC’...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A king losing his sanity and a conspiracy from his offspring to take over the throne, we’ve heard this before, haven’t we? The National’s new production of Alan Bennett’s “The Madness of King George III” was broadcast to cinemas the other night, and were it not set a c...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

“Never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Perhaps, but there can be an awful lot of despair that comes with performing the Shakespearian tragedy at the Fringe. One of the six productions on this year is the multimedia performance from Boxlit....

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Auckland's Pop-Up Globe is a sight to behold. A scale replica of the London original, the detail that has gone into recreating the environment of Shakespeare's Globe is quite remarkable. While Globe productions are not inherently perfect (in recent years they have prov...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Here we go again, Angus Jackson. Regular readers will know that my response to Jackson’s Rome season at the RSC has been quite mixed so far, and for this, the third entry and my favourite Shakespearian play, I came down to see it in person. But for this installment, di...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Please let it be good. Please let it be good. Please let it be good. Despite my usual determination not to prejudge any production, nor let any review harm my expectation (I know, the hypocrisy is astounding), I entered my local cinema with a smidge of trepidation abou...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

So here it is ladies and gentleman, the RSC’s killer summer season that you’ve all been looking forward to…Rome season? Granted, after celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday last year (both on the stage and seemingly across every media known to man, to the chagrin of some...

Friday, April 7, 2017

So, off to the cinema once again, this time to see the National Theatre’s latest Shakespearian concoction with Simon Godwin’s “Twelfth Night”, starring Tamara Lawrence as Viola, Pheobe Fox as Olivia, Chris Oliver as Orsino, and Tamsin Grieg as “Malvolia”. The show seem...

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