It seems a strange thing to do, on a boiling hot summer’s evening, to come in out of the bright day and ensconce oneself in a dark theatre, along with hundreds of other people, to watch a play set outside in a garden.Read the full story..
“Bye ‘eck,” said the man sitting next to me. “Ah’ve seen some stuff ‘ere, but that were fantastic!”Read the full story..
For people in tragedy’s shadow, ‘normal’ life can seem like an irrecoverable paradise.Read the full story..
At only 50 minutes long with no interval, this play is a real emotional roller-coaster.Read the full story..
Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.Read the full story..
A jilted ex-fiancé, an interfering hammy aunt, a considerable sum of money, a staid office girl and a charming American – the classic elements of any Agatha Christie storyline and all are featured in this murderous drama.Read the full story..
I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.Read the full story..
The German traveller Paul Henzner, visiting London just before Shakespeare’s Globe opened, counted ‘above thirty’ heads of traitors on spikes on gate at the south end of London Bridge.Read the full story..
In my mind, there are two types of plays: the ones where you keep checking your watch and the ones where you leave the theatre and it’s suddenly dark.Read the full story..
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