Posts Tagged ‘Erica Whyman’

Review added of Miss Littlewood, by Sam Kenyon (FOLLOW LINK), at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford. This is a musical based on the life of theatre pioneer, Joan Littlewood.  The Swan at the RSC is having an excellent season with this company, supplemented here with Clare Burtand Sophia Nomvete. The cast of 10 women and 3 men cover 42 roles.  There are seven “Joans” at various stages of her life. It’s another “must see” production directed by Erica Whyman.


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Review of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, (LINKED) Stratford added. This was directed by Erica Whyman who did the A Midsummer Night’s Dream- A Play For The Nation in 2016 at the RSC. As you’d guess, it’s an urban youth setting, urgent, exciting.


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We went to see the RSC “A Play For The Nation” version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream again. We saw it in February, and went to the last day of the run and tour (with a new set of rude mechanicals, The Belvoir Playersfrom Belfast). Amazingly it was even better second time, and it gets a full review rather than being tacked on to February’s review.




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One of the best plays this year, Hecuba by Marina Carr. A new play, adapted radically from Euripides.


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