Tags : shakespeare

A Tribute to Christopher Plummer

Beloved actor and national treasure Christopher Plummer sadly passed away yesterday, aged 91.  With a career spanning seven decades, he touched the hearts of so many and left a legacy which will be cherished by all generations to come.  Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer initially began studying to be a concert pianist. However, after being inspired […]Read More

Theatre News: RSC Tales for Winter to move online

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced last week that planned in-person performances of its Tales for Winter series on the 18th and 19th of December will be moved online. Warwickshire, home of the RSC, will be placed into tier three lockdown restrictions from the 2nd of December, forcing theatres to remain closed to the public. […]Read More

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