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A Play of Two Halves: Review of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marvellous Pretenders, 2-4 March 2017

7 March 2017

DARREN FREEBURY-JONES   A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably my favourite Shakespeare comedy. I have fond memories of playing Demetrius in a production several years ago,...

The Duchess of Malfi by @actonecardiff 23-25 February

23 February 2017

Some of my favourite productions of early modern plays have been by Act One (The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth etc), the Cardiff University Drama Society. Dr Johann Gregory Find out more...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @NewbridgeMemo – March, 1st-4th

20 February 2017

Marvellous Pretenders are a newly formed professional theatre company, based in the Newbridge Memo. The group, who are fronted by director and actor Suzie Rees, are the only professional...

RSC Live The Tempest – Encore Screenings 7 Feb @theRSC

3 February 2017

If, like me, you’ve yet to see the RSC Tempest, there is a chance to catch it in Cardiff next Tuesday. I was lucky enough to hear the co-producer Sarah Ellis talk yesterday in...