Julius Caesar

Review – Julius Caesar

With Trump in power in the USA and Brexit forcing real consideration of populism, the greater good, and the gulf between the ruling class...
Caroline

Review – Caroline, Or Change

With a fantasia of an entirely different kind, but by the same writer (Tony Kushner), playing in the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre's production...

Review – Guys and Dolls

When people talk about Guys and Dolls, the quite perfect “musical fable of Broadway” written by Frank Loesser (music/lyrics) and Jo Swerling and Abe...

For Services Rendered

These days it is rare to see a W Somerset Maugham play in the West End and people can be surprised to discover that...
Lear

Review – King Lear

The thing about King Lear that many productions ignore or overlook, in a modern, desperate striving for relevance or innovation, is that it is...

Review – Only the Brave

‘Three words to describe this show…Important, relevant and thrilling.’ Steve Marmion, Lyricist and Director.   Only the Brave is nominally a story of bravery in the Second...
The Tempest

Review – The Tempest

The Tempest is Shakespeare's last full length play and one that is difficult to pin down. It is redemptive and romantic, comical and dramatic...
Shakespeare Revue

Review – The Shakespeare Revue

A starfield backdrop. A grand piano. Five glamorous stools, black leather and shiny metal. Five performers, two women, three men. A sense of style....

Love For Love

When you enter the Swan Theatre you feel you have arrived too early. Various lamps, astrolabes, and a stuffed crocodile are being hoisted into...

The Merchant of Venice – Review

The Merchant of Venice     Royal Shakespeare Theatre     June 20 2015 The Jew has the knife. The bond has been scrutinised; the...

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Saturday, Sunday, Monday

This new production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday puts a venerable war-horse through a striking new set of paces reflecting great credit on ensemble values...

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