Posts Tagged ‘Tom Bateman’

Ah, back to theatre! Even if it’s filmed. I’d long heard about the David Tennant / Catherine Tate 2011 production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Wyndham’s Theatre, but I hadn’t seen it. It’s now available for streaming via YouTube on Digital Theatre Plus … £7.99 for a one off viewing or £9.99 for a month’s subscription to all their plays (many RSC and Globe). They are awkward to get onto the TV rather than computer. But this is a fabulous version of the play and joins my several MUCH ADO reviews online.

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Review of Harlequinade and All On Her Own (LINKED) by Terence Rattigan. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh Company. With Zoe Wanamaker solo in All On Her Own, and a cast of 17 in Harlequinade. This is playing in repertory with The Winter’s Tale … SEE BELOW.


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Review of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by The Kenneth Branagh Company,(FOLLOW LINK HERE) featuring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. This review has been held back until after press night (November 7th), even though it’s entirely positive. We could only get tickets early in the run, they were full price and not marked “preview.” Directed by Kenneth Branagh. This is one of the major Shakespeare productions of 2015, playing in repertory with Harlequinade. I hate posting multiple reviews on one day, because earlier ones get far fewer “hits” … so do see Congreve’s LOVE FOR LOVE by the RSC below too!


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Review of Shakespeare in Love  (LINKED) in the new stage version, featuring Tom Bateman as Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola. We’ve seen seven plays in London in a fortnight. This was easily the best of the lot, even better than The Crucible and Antony & Cleopatra, which is high praise!


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