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Paapa Essidu Hamlet the RSC UK Tour

REVIEW | RSC’s Hamlet | UK Tour

Created in 2016 to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Paapa Essiedu is reviving his powerful performance of Hamlet as the RSC take the production on tour. Director Simon Godwin’s adaptation of Hamlet is a breath of fresh air, the vibrant production set in Africa brings bright colours and intensity to the classic Shakespeare play. Known as…

2016 | My Theatre Highlights

2016 was a huge year for theatre, I had been spanning the UK catching everything from UK tours, West End openings and scouring the Edinburgh Fringe to find the theatrical gems, it had been an impressive year for both revivals and fresh new innovative theatre.  Particularly with Manchester’s brand new fringe venue the Hope Mill Theatre…

INTERVIEW | Sonja Lawrenson | Women in Creative Industries

As a lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sonja’s research centres around women’s writing from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, with a keen interest in Irish literature, eighteenth-century imperialism, Romantic Orientalism, feminist criticism and postcolonial theory. As a highly intelligent academic, Sonja talked to me about education, the feminist…

INTERVIEW | Yvonne Murphy | Women in the Creative Industries

“Why do you identify as a feminist?”, I asked Yvonne when I first sat down with her at the British Council’s Women in the Creative Industries event. “Because I’m a human being” she responded. Yvonne Murphy is a Freelance Director/Producer and Artistic Director of Omidaze Productions. She directed an all-female Richard III and Henrey IV co-production with Wales…