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HENRY V ♥♥♥

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL. An ingenious setting gives this touring production its edge. For Antic Disposition – a company which tours its Shakespearean productions in south west France each year ­– Henry V was always going to be sticky, dealing as it … Continue reading

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KING LEAR ♥♥♥

ASYLUM CHAPEL. A strong cast and an atmospheric venue combine to deliver a powerful Lear in south London. The Asylum chapel in Peckham is an awe-inspiring building dating back to the early 19th century, restored as an arts venue in … Continue reading

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE ♥♥♥

NOEL COWARD THEATRE. Viola wears her moustache and breeches with pride in this re-cast tale of star-crossed lovers. With its beautifully constructed set, lavish costumes and a stage jam-packed with 28 characters, this is a sumptuous production of a very … Continue reading

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THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare ♥♥♥

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town. The Shakespeare Sessions company creates a stirring vision of madness and loss in this new production, adapted and directed by Ross McGregor. In the depths of winter, Shakespeare’s story of recrimination, redemption and … Continue reading

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WINTER’S TALES: KATHERINE MANSFIELD ♥♥♥♥

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE at THE GLOBE. Delicately nuanced readings from Deborah Findlay bring Mansfield’s stories vividly to life as part of this candlelit series. Winter’s Tales are based on a beautifully simple idea –  invite top actors to narrate a selection … Continue reading

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