- Every Friday* we share five** links to interesting things we’ve found or looked at that week. These cover Shakespeare, gender, theatre, arts, or anything else that we stumble across. Click here to browse the archives, or click on the labels below to search by topic.
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Sorry, we’re a day late this week… neck deep in rehearsals for Macbeth: The Shakespeare Shuffle. Still it’s no excuse, so to make up for, here’s a double-whammy bonanza of ten whole links.
Anyway. This week’s links are all our recommendations of shows on now or soon – worth catching every last one of these.
- The Faction’s Romeo & Juliet. We love this company, and their rep seasons at NDT are always brilliant. (New Diorama, until 28th Feb. Tickets →)
- Macbeth: The Shakespeare Shuffle. You know you want to. Four companies, one play. Your first and only chance to see Smooth Faced Gents in Macbeth for a long while… (Greenwich Theatre, 30th-31st Jan. Tickets →)
- Filter’s Macbeth. So excited about this. The other great production of Macbeth in 2015. (Touring until 14th Mar. Tickets →)
- Lie Back And Think Of England from our friend Rachel Lincoln and directed by our dramaturg Anna Beecher.Plus, it’s on two-for-one on Wed 4th too. (The Vaults, 4th-8th Feb. Tickets →)
- Oppenheimer at the RSC. And not just because Michael Grady-Hall, one of our directors, is in it. It’s meant to be great and sounds thrilling, and the reviews have been unilaterally good. We’re going in a couple of weeks. (RSC, until 7th Mar. Tickets →)
- The Handlebards’ Comedy of Errors. These guys are brilliant. Four men and a whole lot of chaos. ‘Nuff said. Oh, and they’re also taking part in The Shakespeare Shuffle. (Vaults, 18th-22nd Feb. Tickets → )
- The Merchant of Venice directed by Rupert Goold. Saw this production when it was at the RSC (with Patrick Stewart). Big, colourful, bold interpretation, and unmistakably Gooldian***, which you may or may not like. (Almeida Theatre, until 14th Feb. Tickets →)
- Work Bard Play Bard #2. Tickets just went on sale yesterday. Go get ’em. (Pleasance Islington, 15th Feb. Tickets →)
- King Charles III by Mike Bartlett. A new play written (very convincingly) in the style of Shakespeare, imagining Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne. (Wyndam’s Theatre, booking until 31st Jan. Tickets →)
- Othello from Frantic Assembly. Another big-hitter taking on another of the big Shakespeare tragedies. Twitter’s going mad for it. Likely to be another highlight of 2015. (Lyric Hammersmith, until 7th Feb. Tickets →)
That’s all for now! 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great year for Shakespeare, and it’s barely begun. Happy ticket-booking, and have a great week.
PS Did I mention we’re doing Macbeth: The Shakespeare Shuffle next week…?
*Roughly **Roughly. ***I think we just invented an adjective.