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Less than a month left to see Andrew Scott in Hamlet

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke’s (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Buy tickets […]

REVIEW: Hamlet (Harold Pinter Theatre) ★★★★★

When it comes to Shakespeare people tend to adopt one of two views. On one side people argue that we need to make it relevant and accessible and therefore adjust interpretations accordingly. On the other side of the argument are the people who say, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Robert Icke’s production of […]


Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke’s (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically […]

Icarus Theatre Collective presents Hamlet UK Tour

Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet. This gripping ensemble reimagining embraces Shakespeare’s brutality and amplifies the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written. The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet avenges his father’s death with devastating consequences for his family and […]

REVIEW: HAMLET (The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts) ★★★

‘To be or not to be’ – possibly the most famous lines ever written for the stage. This particular production of HAMLET performed at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts was directed by Jeffery Kissoon for Black Theatre Live. For those of you who do not know or perhaps have forgotten, Hamlet is the Shakespearian […]

West End Wilma – Review Round-Up

Take a look at all the shows that have been reviewed over the past week on … REVIEW: Russian Dolls (King’s Head Theatre) ★★★★ Russian Dolls was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 before winning the Adrian Pagan award last year. Based on the real-life story of an Islington version of Hilda, Kate Lock’s […]

Winners announced for the 2016 MOUSETRAP AWARDS

On Sunday, the 2016 Mousetrap Awards took place at the Charing Cross Theatre and I was delighted to be there to witness the humbling ceremony, presented by and starring Mousetrap Theatre Projects young members. The Mousetrap Theatre Projects charity works to bring the joy of theatre to those less fortunate than others, who may not […]


The Spanish Tragedy has been a massively influential play since Thomas Kyd wrote it in 1587. It inspired Shakespeare to write Hamlet, and created an entire new genre: the revenge play. Dan Hutton’s edgy, modern production uses a clinical, abattoir-like set and a pared-back version of Kyd’s script to tell its bloody tale. In Lizzy […]

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