REVIEW: SHIT-FACED SHAKESPEARE (Leicester Square Theatre) ★★★★★

Take six classically-trained actors, ensure they learn a cut-down version of Shakespeare‘s ‘Much Ado About Nothing‘, and perform it with one of the members brilliantly intoxicated – there is simply no better way to liven up the Bard! As beloved as Shakespearean works are, no one can deny that the modern spoken word has travelled […]

SIR IAN MCKELLEN to raise funds for PARK THEATRE with one man show

International star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen is to perform an exclusive one man show at Park Theatre for nine performances only, from 3 – 9 July 2017, directed by Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond. Guiding audiences through some of the most exciting pages and stages of the last fifty years, Shakespeare, […]


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 […]

REVIEW: TWELFTH NIGHT (National Theatre) ★★★★

The National Theatre brings a modern-chic version of The Tempest to the stage Chaotic capers and absurd romantic misconceptions in Illyria. The power house that is the National Theatre, plays a modern-chic interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night. Simon Godwin directs this production, and along with his impeccable cast, manage to wring out every […]

REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew (The Cockpit) ★

After a successful turn at the Camden Fringe Festival, ‘Get Over It Productions’ all female version of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ transfers to the Cockpit Theatre. Considered one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, the story centres on a group of young men competing for the opportunity to woo the charming ‘Bianca’. However, as her […]

Shakespeare’s ‘CYMBELINE’ comes to the Barbican this Winter

Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 15th October. The themes of Cymbeline are as relevant today as they were when Shakespeare first wrote them. […]


As a theatre nerd I’ll admit I’ve seen a fair few productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From ethereal forests to derelict junk yards, there are hundreds of ways to interpret Shakespeare’s arguably funniest play. Therefore, when you come across a production like Filter & the Lyric Hammersmith’s sublimely ridiculous interpretation it’s a bit of […]


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 […]

Othello – Rose Theatre

In the intimate setting above The Rose’s archaeological site, Pamela Schermann brings Shakespeare’s Othello into the heart of the 21st Century. Where a city office provides the setting for a world in which water cooler gossip and naked ambition form the driving force behind a web of deceit and power struggles. Schermann’s inspiration lies in […]

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