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Second view: Roman Tragedies (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) @ The Barbican

20 March 2017

I last saw Roman Tragedies eight years ago, when I was a teeny and energetic PhD student for whom theatrical marathons were par for the course. The production was, at the time, one...

The Winter’s Tale (English National Opera) @ London Coliseum

4 March 2017

I’ll be upfront that I am not an opera aficionado; if I remember rightly, the last opera I saw was The Marriage of Figaro about a decade ago in Birmingham. But The Winter’s...

The Tempest (RSC/Live from Stratford) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

11 January 2017

Much has been made about the technical innovations of the RSC’s current production of The Tempest. Taking the (somewhat tenuous) premise that the play was designed as Shakespeare’s...

Richard II (National Theatre/Illuminations) on DVD

11 December 2016

We owe Illuminations a huge debt of gratitude. Its ongoing ‘Screen Plays’ series, reviving and making available classic television productions, has already brought us An...