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Bedroom Farce (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jul 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
By Simon Tavener · 22 Jun 2010
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
By Theo Bosanquet · 21 Jun 2010
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...