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REVIEW | RSC Mischief Festival – #WeAreArrested & Day Of The Living

The Mischief Festival returns to The Other Place at the RSC with a double-bill of two eye-opening and thought-provoking pieces of theatre. Exploring global questions of truth, freedom and corruption, both pieces shine a spotlight on issues in our modern society across the world. #WeAreArrested Set in Turkey, although resonates with any country, #WeAreArrested tells the…

Karen Fishwick and Bally Gill in the RSC's Romeo and Juliet

REVIEW | Romeo and Juliet | RSC

The RSC has brought the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet into a modern age with a production that tackles identity, gender and consuming love. Erica Whyman has taken the story of these two star-crossed lovers and elevated it into a contemporary world, stripped it back and created a really raw and honest piece…

Christopher Eccleston as Mabeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth - Credit: Richard Davenport

REVIEW | Macbeth | RSC

Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy Macbeth is cropping up all over this country this year, and Polly Findlay has directed a dynamic, high-powered production with the RSC this season. Telling the story of Scottish general Macbeth who is told by three witches that one day he will become king, he becomes fuelled by ambition and alongside his…

Joan Iyiola as Joan and Alexander Cobb as Ferdinand. Photo by Helen Maybanks

REVIEW | The Duchess of Malfi | RSC

Audience members were offered a blanket when they walked into the second half of The Duchess of Malfi in preparation for the blood-filled spectacle they were about to be (quite literally) engulfed in. The powerful story of misogyny, treachery and revenge is both shocking and striking. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, written in the…

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