Posts Tagged ‘Paul Englishby’

David Hare has re-imagined Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the National Theatre, as PETER GYNT (follow link). This is a long, hugely theatrical production of the fantasy story with James McArdle in the lead role. It’s all in a contemporary setting with modern references. Incredible stagecraft (take a look at my review) but it veers from spectacular to boring. Unusually for the National Theatre, there were plenty of empty seats. You would get in. It’s worth it.


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 THE TEMPEST (LINKED) has been in preparation for two years, Royal Shakespeare Company,  in collaboration with Intel so that Ariel can move on stage and also create a live-motion hologram. A visually stunning production, anchored by Simon Russell-Beale as Prospero.


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