Posts Tagged ‘Natalie Simpson’

Review of Hedda Tesman by Cordelia Lynn, (FOLLOW LINK)a modern rewrite of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. At Chichester’s Minerva theatre with a superb cast. For us, the updating to modern times worked well.


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Review of Boudica by Tristan Bernays at The Globe Theatre. This is what The Globe does so well. Full of action and interaction.  A lively production of the story of the British queen who fought the Roman invaders. Full of implications, too.


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Review of the RSC production of Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still. An all-out production on set, costumes, direction, acting. A great version of this slightly obscure Shakespeare play, set in a dystopian future Britain after Brexit. And Rome (or the EU) seek tributes.A lot of gender switches too.

(left: Innogen, Cymbeline, right, Queen of Britain)



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Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016 production of Hamlet added (LINKED). A virtually all-black version set in West Africa, starring Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet, a stunning 25 year old Hamlet at that. 2948

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