Tag Archives: Shakespeare

A little more than kin and less than kind: King Lear at the Cambridge Arts Theatre

Saturday 15th June 2016 King Lear is not a play we would go to see lightly – it would take a pretty special actor to get us out to see it.  And finally, after teasing us with a New York … Continue reading

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The medium is the message: NT Live brings Manchester’s Macbeth to the screen

20th July 2013 When we heard that Kenneth Branagh’s new production of Macbeth, staged as part of the Manchester International Festival in a tiny deconsecrated church, and sold out within minutes, was going to be given the NT Live treatment, … Continue reading

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Let the Sun shine in: Howard Goodall brings us a warm hearted winter’s tale at the Landor

Sunday 11th November, matinée One of the many joys of being a fan of Howard Goodall’s musicals is that it sends you to a whole variety of new venues.  Last time it was Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow … Continue reading

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Hamlet at the Young Vic: though this be madness, yet there is method in’t

In a fascinating interview, director Ian Rickson states that “I don’t want to create a scheme which is neat and makes it easy for people to define what a play is because all great plays occupy a space which is … Continue reading

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Get your tickets out for the lads: why do the Arts Council fund Ed Hall’s Propeller?

We’ve had a go at Edward Hall for having an all-male theatre company which benefits from public funding.  But are we being fair?  Have we missed something? We decided to go in search of the rationale behind Propeller’s all-male policy … Continue reading

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