Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford Theatre Guild)
By Simon Tavener · 14 Jul 2010 · Central
I have to admit that Antony and Cleopatra is one of my least favourite Shakespeare plays. For me, the action is too disjointed and the characters are less easy to engage with than in many of ...
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Birmingham)
By Simon Tavener · 14 Jul 2010 · Central
Wagner, it has to be said, is a composer that provokes strong reactions from audiences. There are those who cherish every single second and those who would never be caught dead enduring over five ...
Bedroom Farce (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jul 2010 · Central
Sir Peter Hall knows a thing or two about Ayckbourn. In particular, he knows a thing or two about Bedroom Farce, having co-directed the National Theatre’s original London production with the ...
The Tempest (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jul 2010 · Central
Over the last eight years Oxford Shakespeare Company has developed a reputation for performing fun, accessible, summer Shakespeare. This year they present The Tempest, once again in the Wadham ...
Othello (Ludlow)
By Michael Coveney · 29 Jun 2010 · West End
The centrepiece of the 51st Ludlow Festival is Ben Crocker’s revival of Shakespeare’s tautest tragedy, not best suited to the outdoor arena, perhaps, but grippingly arranged against the ...
The Mermaid Princess (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 25 Jun 2010 · Central
The Mermaid Princess is Italian company Teatro Kismet’s latest meditation on transformation, love and death. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of The Little Mermaid, the themes are ...
Dee Stars in King at Curve, Kneehigh Umbrellas
By Theo Bosanquet · 25 Jun 2010 · West End
The new season at Leicester Curve includes the world premiere of Akram Khan's new dance piece Vertical Road, a Christmas production of The King and I starring Janie Dee, a new version ...
Swan Lake (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jun 2010 · Central
Birmingham Royal Ballet has enjoyed huge success in the presentation of contemporary pieces during its twenty year presence in the city, take David Bintley’s E=mc2 which won a South Bank Show Award ...
Twelfth Night (Oxford Castle)
By Simon Tavener · 23 Jun 2010 · Central
Twelfth Night is one of the most beloved of all Shakespearean comedies. With cross-dressing, separated twins, a shipwreck and lots of confusion, it has long been on the list of the most-...
Town (Northampton)
By Michael Coveney · 22 Jun 2010 · West End
In 1841, the mad poet John Clare began a four-day walk from an asylum in Epping Forest back home to Northamptonshire. That journey, or at least the idea of re-rooting oneself in one’s native ...

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