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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…

REVIEW | Hamlet | RSC

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 a dark, dismal play, Godwin creates an indescribable atmosphere which reflects the setting and traditions of an African monarchy. The play begins in pure darkness…