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Mucedorus (Read not Dead) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe

17 July 2017

Read Not Dead is currently in the grip of the Before Shakespeare project, offering a series of readings curated to show off some of the finest, genre-bending plays of the late sixteenth...

Hamlet (Almeida) @ The Harold Pinter Theatre

17 July 2017

My expectations have, over the last few years, been set very low for West End Shakespeare; a result of sitting through so many celebrity-headed, bland and conservative productions....

Julius Caesar (Donmar/Illuminations) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

14 July 2017

I missed all performances of Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy when they originally played at the Donmar and, latterly, King’s Cross, so I was thrilled to hear that they...

Macbeth (GSP Studios) – private pre-release screening @ The Courthouse Hotel, London

17 June 2017

Macbeth is a play that has a strong association in the imaginary with its implied landscapes. The images of the heaths, mountains, caves and woods of Scotland, first captured in engravings...