Romeo and Juliet, Royal Theatre Nottingham

The Theatre Royal hosted the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless love story Romeo and Juliet. Despite being more than 400 years since Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, Director Erica Whyman has managed to transform this classic into a fresh and engaging play about our world today. From the set, music, costume, to … More Romeo and Juliet, Royal Theatre Nottingham

RSC Julius Caesar

In a year when politics is in chaos it seems only fitting that the RSC should launch a season exploring the disintegration of the Roman Empire. Angus Jackson’s production of Julius Caesar makes us view it as a historical event through the setting and costumes aligning themselves with the generally accepted and authentic tradition.  Whereas, … More RSC Julius Caesar

King Lear, The Duke of York Theatre

It is presumed that in around 1604, in between two acclaimed tragedies known as Othello and Macbeth, Shakespeare wrote the unrelentingly brilliant King Lear. Jonathan Munby’s adaption of the play, starring Ian McKellen, currently being performed at the Duke of York’s Theatre, once again highlights Shakespeare’s ability to uncomfortably foreground the concept of human frailty. … More King Lear, The Duke of York Theatre

Kindertransport, Nottingham Playhouse

Titled in the German tongue, Diane Samuel’s play Kindertransport literally translates as ‘children transport’, making explicit reference to one of the most overlooked events to occur before and during the Second World War. This adaptation, directed by Fiona Buffini reinforces the emotional element to the memory of this organised rescue effort that saved the lives … More Kindertransport, Nottingham Playhouse

Do I Wanna Know, Nottingham New Theatre

In a world consumed with the speed of technology, with its broadcasts and social media that operate an increasingly intrusive and looming presence within society where love and loss are often at times romanticised, distorted and inflated beyond veracity. Do I Wanna Know, through moments of comedy and poignant sincerity, exposes the raw reality of … More Do I Wanna Know, Nottingham New Theatre

Our Country’s Good, Nottingham Playhouse

‘We left our country for Our Country’s Good!’ Based on a true story of a group of British officers and convicted criminals who were transported to the Australian colony, Our Country’s Good primarily explores a universal question surrounding the argument of nature vs. nurture. Can one change the life they have been assigned? Are criminals … More Our Country’s Good, Nottingham Playhouse

Romeo and Juliet, RSC

When you go and see William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet what do you think? Is it a play about Star-crossed lovers, fate, conflict, or do you think it is predominately about revenge? All of these are valid themes that have been ingrained in our minds from our school days. Yet on Wednesday Director Erica Whyman’s … More Romeo and Juliet, RSC