Category Archives: Shakespeare

Review: 3*** Macbeth – The Musical. White Bear Theatre #MacbeththeMusical @WhiteBearTheatr @StageSplinters

Tweetingit: 3* Shakespeare meets Avenue Q in a refreshing new treatment of the Scottish Play. The pub crowd will love it! Shakespeare productions are frequently accused of stuffiness and dense language. But just occasionally an adaptation will break down these … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Hamlet – St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden @Iristheatre

Tweetingit: 4* A beautiful setting and confidently staged version of a classic Shakespeare tale. Even better the rain stayed away…hurrah! A damp early morning drizzle had thankfully given way to a bright, warm summerevening. Performers entertained a crowd on the … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Romea & Julian The Bread & Roses @RomeaAndJulian @BreadandRosesTC

I arrived at the Bread & Roses a little dubious as I’m not exactly a Shakespeare buff, despite a deep appreciation for his language I do sometimes struggle if the story telling is not clear and confident.  I was, however, … Continue reading

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Review: 5***** Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre #BenWishaw, #MichelleFairley @davemorrissey64 #DavidCalder #DoThis @_bridgetheatre

Tweetingit: 5* Just witnessed a stroke of genius. A timeless story of power that never dates. In the words of Caesar “Do this!” Friends, Romans, fellow countrymen, lend me your ears! So very apt, I felt obliged to quote Mark … Continue reading

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Review – 4**** Shook up Shakespeare Presents: Holiday Humour, Phoenix Artists Club @ShookUpShakes @phoenixartistcb

#Tweetingit – 4**** Cross dressing, rapping characters set Shakespeare in a whole new light.  The Bard would have approved! A short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, I easily found the Phoenix Artists Club tucked quite logically beneath the Phoenix … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Much Ado About Nothing @FactionTheatre @Selfridges

  After trawling through the sale rails in Oxford Street what better way to end the afternoon then with some fashion forward Shakespeare?  Selfridges have launched an in-store theatre – The reFASHIONed Theatre to mark the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** Shook Up Shakespeare: Midsummer Madness @rosemarybranch @ShookUpShakes

#Tweetingit –3*** Shakespeare in a modern beat style, free sweeties and a party hat? Grab those ping pong balls and watch them go!  Shook Up Shakespeare does pretty much what it says on the tin.  Helen Watkinson and Roseanna Morris set … Continue reading

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Richard III, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden – Review

  #Tweetingit – review in 140 characters: 4* Winter of discontent + my kingdom for a horse = Richard III alfresco style.   The Iris Theatre could not have picked a better home than St Paul’s Church for their interactive, … Continue reading

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