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National Theatre’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ To Be Adapted Into A

National Theatre is reimagining Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in a made-for-television film featuring Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley and The Crown’s Josh O’Connor as the titular characters. Set in present-day Italy, the film will follow the two young lovers “in a world where Catholic and secular values clash” as they “strive to […]Read More

Theatre Review: All’s Well That Ends Well // The Show

Ever since Staged proved that high-quality drama could exist when consisting entirely over Zoom calls, theatre teams and creatives have had no excuse for not creating sublime online performances during the Coronavirus pandemic. Well… Apart from financial and mental stresses, the difficulty of good WiFi, and the fear of the descent into the Maelström which […]Read More

Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Shakespeare Lives

Created by director Sing J. Lee and bionic artist Viktoria Modesta, A Midsummer Night’s Dream re-imagines the fairy trickery of Shakespeare’s comedy as a virtual reality experiment. Under Oberon’s watchful eye, Titania, played by Modesta, is transported into a computer-generated fantasy, where she is drawn into a courtship dance with an unknown figure.  The dream-like world is […]Read More

Theatre Review: Timpson The Musical // Gigglemug Comedy

There have been plenty of parodies, spoofs, and rip-offs of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet since its first performance in the late-sixteenth century. In the past decade alone, we’ve had such highs as last year’s excellent & Juliet, and such lows as two separate instalments of the Gnomeo & Juliet film franchise. It seems odd, then, […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Winter’s Tale // Shakespeare Lives

Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter, The Winter’s Tale is a modern retelling of the story of King Leontes falsely accusing his wife Hermione of infidelity with his best friend. Except, in this adaptation, there’s a twist: the roles are reversed, and it is Dad who is turned to stone and left on […]Read More

Theatre Review: Richard II // Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

If previously unfamiliar with the play, Charles Edwards’ portrayal of the capricious king offers both a comedic and vulnerable introduction to Shakespeare’s Richard II. The 2015 production (now available on Globe Player) received praise for its fragile presentation of court theatrics, naming Simon Godwin as “one of our best classical directors.” Deviating from the original […]Read More

Theatre Review: Macbeth // Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays; it was written during the reign of King James I and, as such, is dark. It predominately reflects the personal insecurities James had regarding his position as King. Shakespeare existed in a patriotic world, where his plays were often performed at the King’s Court. Remembering that […]Read More

Theatre Review: Bard From The Barn // The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre, who are based in Chichester, have announced the second season of their digital theatre series: Bard From The Barn, which is in collaboration with Aaron Sidwell. The series reimagines William Shakespeare’s work in a modern-day setting; including Beatrice and Benedick bantering over a Zoom call, Hamlet gazing out his window while trapped […]Read More

Theatre News: A Win For Theatre At Time Out’s Time

London’s theatres have been recognised by Time Out’s ‘Time In Awards’ for keeping the nation entertained throughout lockdown. The National Theatre At Home series has secured the top spot, as the “cultural initiative that made life worth living” during lockdown. The National Theatre have been broadcasting weekly cinema-quality recordings of sell-out plays, streamed for free […]Read More

How Are Productions Of Hamlet Indicators Of The Era They

The height of any professional actor’s career is likely to be around the time they undertake the role of Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark, Hamlet. From David Tennant, to Jude Law, to Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlets have sold out stages and been transformed into film, while they continue to evolve in the shape of modern theatre. However, […]Read More