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The Tragedy of King Richard II
21 Dec
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Nicky Allpress

Review: THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II at the Almeida

The Tragedy of King Richard II Joe Hill-Gibbins has created a brilliant snapshot of what it must be like inside the head of a leader in chaos.

First performed in 1597, you could be forgiven for thinking that the plot of King Richard II rings bells all over Brexit.

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Emilia - Shakespeare's Globe
16 Aug
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Nicky Allpress

Review: EMILIA at Shakespeare’s Globe

Emilia - Shakespeare's Globe Emilia Bassano is a fascinating woman in her own right who doesn’t need to be defined by a celebrity lover, but it’s suggested that along her journey she was the secret muse of William Shakespeare.

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Richard Harrington as Johnny and Katherine Parkinson as Judy in Home I'm Darling Photo by Manuel Harlan
03 Aug
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Nicky Allpress

Review: HOME, I’M DARLING at The Dorfman Theatre

Katherine Parkinson is candy stripe heaven, dusting and jiving, fixing her Johnny a Gimlet as he walks in the door, but Judy is hiding her worries in a mixing bowl.

Richard Harrington as Johnny and Katherine Parkinson as Judy in Home I'm Darling Photo by Manuel HarlanRichard Harrington as Johnny and Katherine Parkinson as Judy in Home I'm Darling. Photo by Manuel Harlan

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Shakespeare in the Squares
06 Jul
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Nicky Allpress

Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Arundel and Ladbroke Grove

Shakespeare in the Squares A festival vibe infuses Tatty Hennessy’s family friendly production of As You Like It in some of London’s most beautiful Squares this summer. Her talented young cast bring one of Shakespeare’s happiest plays to life in a way that children should first experience his work: fun, fresh and totally accessible. So, grab a godchild or nephew and catch it where you can.

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Luke MacGregor (Florizel) and Norah Lopez-Holden (Perdita) in The Winter's Tale, Globe Theatre, 2018
04 Jul
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Nicky Allpress

Review: THE WINTER'S TALE at Shakespeare’s Globe

Another wonderful production has opened at the Globe continuing Michelle Terry’s first season of gender balanced productions. In the program, director Blanch McIntyre suggests that “we in the West seem to be experiencing a sort of emotional convulsion”, and this is certainly the story to reflect that disorder.

Luke MacGregor (Florizel) and Norah Lopez-Holden (Perdita) in The Winter's Tale, Globe Theatre, 2018Luke MacGregor (Florizel) and Norah Lopez-Holden (Perdita) in The Winter's Tale, Globe Theatre, 2018

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