RSC Mischief Festival Earthworks and Myth

REVIEW | RSC’s Mischief Festival – Earthworks & Myth

This year the RSC’s Mischief Festival presents a double bill of plays centred around the question:  “What is unsayable in the 21st century?” They have created two powerfully creative pieces that combine sincerity, wit and depth to create performances that are entirely thought-provoking.   Earthworks The first performance titled Earthworks is directed by Artistic Director of the…

RSC Vice Versa by Phil Porter

REVIEW | Vice Versa | RSC

Inspired by playwright Plautus and his famous comedies about Ancient Rome, in conjunction with the RSC’s Rome season, Phil Porter has written the comedy Vice Versa which whilst set in Rome, has all the superb qualities of contemporary comedies. With farcical plays really taking off in today’s theatre world, such as the smash-hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Phil Porter’s comedy…

INTERVIEW | RSC Director Owen Horsley on the Gender Fluidity of his Production of Salomé

Owen Horsley is directing a contemporary take on Oscar Wilde’s lyrical production of Salomé. The poetic one-act drama is being recreated with sexual ambiguity at the core. Marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Owen wanted to direct this play was written by Oscar Wilde, in a time where people were imprisoned for being…

RENT Uk tour review

REVIEW | RENT | UK Tour

Jonathon Larson’s musical RENT is twenty-years old but this cast currently touring the UK make it feel more fresh, and more relevant than ever before. Set in the East Village in New York, we hear the stories of a group of young people struggling with drugs, homelessness and HIV. Based on the opera La Bohème, Larson has crafted…

La strada UK Tour review

REVIEW | La Strada | UK Tour

La Strada is a powerful play based on Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film. Director Sally Cookson has captured the powerful themes and displayed them in a performance that is both imaginative and inventive. It’s a timeless Italian tale about a young and highly naive girl Gelsomina who is sold by her mother to be an assistant…

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