Queen Margaret – Royal Exchange Theatre

Queen Margaret is the first play in this year's Autumn/Winter season at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Margaret of Anjou appears in four of Shakespeare's history plays, including the immensely popular Richard III. She has more dialogue than any other female character in Shakespeare, even Rosalind. However, because her story is fragmented across several... Continue Reading →

OthelloMacbeth – HOME, Manchester

OthelloMacbeth, directed by Jude Christian, brings together two of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies into a single two-hour play. These plays are condensed into two parts, the first being Othello, with Macbeth forming the second half of the production. The main motive behind compressing these plays is to provide a retelling of Shakespeare's tragedies, and inviting... Continue Reading →

As You Like It – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

There is no better place to watch one of Shakespeare's comedies than Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's Southbank. Entering the Globe Theatre feels like stepping 400 years back in time. Authentically reconstructed, based on the original 16th century structure, the Globe is an open air theatre, exposed to the elements, pigeons, helicopters and aeroplanes. Naturally... Continue Reading →

Othello – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

William Shakespeare's popular revenge tragedy, Othello, forms part of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's summer season. This year, Michelle Terry takes over the reins as the new Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre, after Emma Rice's unfortunate departure. Terry's debut season is packed with Shakespeare's most popular plays and also sees Claire Van Kampen return to... Continue Reading →

Hamlet – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

There is truly something magical about going to Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London. It is an authentically reconstructed replica of the original Globe Theatre, built by the Lord Chamberlain's men in 1599. The original building burned down in 1613 as a result of cannon fire used during a production of Henry VIII. It was rebuilt... Continue Reading →

Macbeth – National Theatre

In 2016, to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th birthday, the Royal Shakespeare Company staged a compilation of Shakespearean scenes, songs and soliloquies, which was televised. During this celebration, Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff performed a scene from Macbeth. It was tantalising to see such a brilliant pairing onstage. I hoped that one day these two fantastic actors would perform the play... Continue Reading →

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