Snow in Midsummer

Gun shots. Blood smatters against a fluttering white flag. A young woman lay limp and lifeless. The execution is done. Returning their rifles to an upright position, three soldiers march toward the body. Without courtesy, the woman is hoisted to a sitting position. In a remarkable show of disrespect, one of the soldiers casually wields…

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The Seven Acts of Mercy – RSC

Runs until 10th February 2017 Anders Lustgarten’s new play, The Seven Acts of Mercy, was an overwhelmingly average performance. The storyline had all of the makings of a truly interesting script. The play begins in Naples, 1606, where Caravaggio (Patrick O’Kane) is working on his masterpiece ‘The Seven Acts of Mercy’, funded by Marchese (Edmund…

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The Tempest – RSC

Runs until 21st January in Stratford-upon-Avon Barbican Run 30th June – 18th August 2017 In cinemas from 11th January 2017 Among the productions designated the role of RSC family-friendly Christmas show, The Tempest must be one of the odder choices. In the past, the company have trodden safer ground, with shows like the smash hit…

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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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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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