Posts Tagged ‘Edward Bennett’

Review of “Macbeth” (FOLLOW LINK) at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 2018 . Directed by Polly Findlay. With Christopher Ecclestone as Macbeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth. Plus Edward Bennett as MacDuff.


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Much Ado About Nothing  (LINKED) is at Chichester, Manchester then London for a long run. This is a revival of the 2014 RSC production directed by Christopher Luscombe, and paired with Love’s Labour’s Lost under the title Love’s Labour’s Won. For the revival they have reverted to the better-known main title. One of the funniest plays you will ever see. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare too.


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The highly-acclaimed 2014-2015 RSC productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost (LINKED) and Much Ado About Nothing (aka Love’s Labour’s Won) have been revived, and they are running at Chichester before going to Manchester and London. Though I reviewed the 2014 version, the cast changes mean a new review. It’s even better now.


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Review of WATERSHIP DOWN, (FOLLOW LINK) adapted for the stage from Richard Adams’ book by Rona Munro. Staged at the wonderful Watermill Theatre, and featuring Edward Bennett.


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Review added of “Photograph 51″ by Anna Ziegler, in the London production by the Michael Grandage Company, starring Nicole Kidman. Play about the discovery of DNA and the credit which went only to the male scientists involved. Nicole Kidman plays Dr Rosalind Franklin.


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Review of Jean Anouilh’s The Rehearsal (LINKED) at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. A truly five star production, centered on an outstanding performance by Edward Bennett. I’ll be surprised if his portrayal of Hero isn’t the best performance of 2015. Rehearsal_castv2_5512cbb034776


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The 2014 RSC productions linked Love’s Labour’s Lost with “Love’s Labour’s Won” which is actually a speculative alternative title for Much Ado About Nothing. Love’s Labour’s Lost was set in Summer 1914, just before World War One, and Love’s Labour’s Won was set at Christmas 1918 after the end. Long illustrated reviews of two first-rate RSC productions:

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, follow this link.

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (or Much Ado About Nothing) follow the link.

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