Review: THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II at the Almeida
By Nicky Allpress Friday, December 21 2018, 14:08
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.
Review: EMILIA at Shakespeare’s Globe
By Nicky Allpress Thursday, August 16 2018, 15:53
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.
Review: HOME, I’M DARLING at The Dorfman Theatre
By Nicky Allpress Friday, August 3 2018, 10:09
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 Harlan
Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Arundel and Ladbroke Grove
By Nicky Allpress Friday, July 6 2018, 10:27
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.
Review: THE WINTER'S TALE at Shakespeare’s Globe
By Nicky Allpress Wednesday, July 4 2018, 09:12
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, 2018