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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…

REVIEW | A Christmas Carol | RSC

Christmas isn’t quite over in Stratford-Upon-Avon as the age-old festive tale A Christmas Carol continues to thrive into the new year. David Edgar’s adaptation is a beautifully crafted production with a moving message. The strong design engages the audience with its Victorian setting that is a visual feast for the eyes. Dickens’ iconic tale is…

REVIEW | Twelfth Night | RSC

After huge success of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, director Christopher Luscombe’s has brought the highly funny and exceptionally comical Twelfth Night to the RSC’s stage this Christmas. Known for being one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays, Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love. When twins are separated by a shipwreck and…

RSC Titus Andronicus Review Amy Stutz - Nia Gwynne

REVIEW | Titus Andronicus | RSC

Continuing the RSC’s Rome Season, director Blanche McIntyre has approached Shakespeare’s most gruesome and bloodiest play in a highly contemporary way. Set in the 21st century, it gives an insightful view on the brutality of politics in a completely heightened way, yet the modern adaptation feels chillingly relevant as it shines a light on the consequences…

REVIEW | Salomé | RSC

Director Owen Horsley’s reimagined production of Salomé is wild, clever and groundbreaking. In commemoration of 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the poetic performance is focused on sexuality and gender – as Salomé is cast as a man, creating immense sexual ambiguity. The story of unrequited lust amplifies intrigue because of the lack of…

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