King Lear – Old Vic

Runs until 3rd December 2016 During the interval of the Old Vic’s current production of King Lear, directed by Deborah Warner and marking a significant return to the stage for two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson after serving as an MP from 1992 to 2015, I had an interesting conversation with a friend also seeing…

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The Red Barn – National Theatre

Runs until 17th January 2017 Robert Icke makes his National Theatre debut directing The Red Barn, a daring production of David Hare’s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s La Main. The Red Barn follows the story of the mysterious disappearance of Ray Sanders (Nigel Whitmey) in a snowstorm. Donald Dodd (Mark Strong) goes out for hours to search…

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King Lear

Showing in The Barbican from 10 November to 23 December 2016 – all the information can be found here. Gregory Doran strikes again with a gloriously heart-breaking production of King Lear. Shakespeare’s tragedy about a King’s descent into madness after he divides his kingdom and gives it away to his daughters, with its multitude of overlapping…

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Q&A: The Tempest

Runs from: 8 November 2016 – 21 January 2017 The Tempest is a production that is two years in the making. “Why?” I hear you ask. Well, because it promises to be one of the most innovative productions of this year. Teaming up with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios (Andy Serkis’s production company, and self-professed ‘next…

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The Rover

Runs until 11 February 2017 Mistaken identity, revenge, star crossed lovers, humour and Latin American music: what more could you want from a play? The RSC’s revival of one of the lesser-performed Restoration Comedies delights the audience with fast-paced wit and humour in Loveday Ingram’s directorial masterpiece The Rover. Set in the sinful fervour of…

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An Interview: Marcus Griffiths

Our resident thespians Maddie Andrews and James Baxter-Derrington caught up with Marcus Griffiths, an actor juggling not one, but two, Shakespearean roles at the same time. Busy man. Luckily he kindly offered some time to fill us in on his time with the RSC.  You’re doing both Cymbeline and Lear now, so how are you finding…

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Torn – Royal Court Theatre

Runs until 15th October The Royal Court Theatre on Sloane Square is one that has long been regarded as a writer’s theatre. A home for new, undiscovered, and sometimes challenging writing. It has been a haven of the most exciting projects and birthplace of many names that we now hold in the highest regard. Torn…

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