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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…

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…