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Town (Northampton)
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 ...
Shakespeare - The Man from Stratford (Tour - Oxford)
Some productions are always going to be pretty much critic-proof. Combine one of the country’s greatest Shakespeare experts with one of the country’s greatest acting forces – and you get Shak
Past/Present/Future for ... Forbes Masson
Forbes Masson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company's long ensemble, with which he is currently playing Merlin in Mike Poulton and Gregory Doran's epic staging of Malory's Morte d'Arthur...
On Their Toes (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
On Their Toes is a true testament to the strength of Birmingham Royal Ballet's Triple Bill presentations; the evening is a collection of a variety of dance within the disciplines of ballet ...
Morte d'Arthur (RSC)
Having been so enthusiastic about the most recent Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of a classic story (the wonderful Arabian Nights from last Christmas), I arrived in Stratford with high ...
Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House)
Now in its fourth year of professional summer shows, the open air theatre in the magnificent grounds of Leicestershire’s Kilworth House Hotel is fast becoming a highlight of the season. The superb ...
A Family Guide to the Orchestra (Northampton)
What a partnership it is between the Royal & Derngate and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The band is the resident orchestra for R&D’s annual season of concerts, and this one-off afternoon per
The History Boys (Tour - Oxford)
There was a palpable sense of anticipation in the auditorium as the near-capacity audience settled for this production (courtesy of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath). The set and ...
The Tempest (London & tour)
If there are better settings for Shakespeare in London, it would be interesting to know where they are. As Gonzalo says early on in the play, “How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!̶
OUDS 125th Anniversary Gala
Gala events are all too frequently predictably dull affairs – under-rehearsed scenes interspersed with plodding narration or pleas for money. It is all credit to the Oxford University Dramatic S