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The second of three plays in Stratford, AS YOU LIKE IT (linked). Some new variations on lines and scenes, as expected at the RSC. All RSC Shakespeare is unmissable …

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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 The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich at the Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford. The play dates from 1700, written by Mary Pix. Here it is revived in a major RSC production, starring SophieStanton as Mrs Rich.

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Richard Bean’s new play The Hypocrite is reviewed. It’s a pastiche 17th century comedy, set in 1642 at the start of the English Civil War, in the siege of Hull. It’s a riotous and boisterous comedy. It was commissioned for Hull’s year as City of Culture jointly between The Hull Truck Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the RSc throughout April. Starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin.

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