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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…

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…

Antony and Cleopatra Review RSC

REVIEW | Antony and Cleopatra | RSC

Shakespeare’s not-so love story Antony and Cleopatra is brought to life at the RSC in conjunction with their Rome season as it continues the story of Julius Caesar. Struggling between his love and adoration for Cleopatra and his duties towards Ancient Rome, Antony is a character that suffers a lot of conflict in the production. After…

INTERVIEW | RSC’S Snow in Midsummer | Writer Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

Alongside their Rome season, the RSC have launched a Chinese Classics Translation Project, in order to bring classical Chinese stories to a modern UK audience. Kicking off their project, is Snow in Midsummer, a modern re-imagining of one of the most famous Classical Chinese dramas. The RSC are interested in staging stories written and performed during Shakespeare’s lifetime, and therefore…