Monday, November 12, 2018

Robert Hastie: 'a seam of love runs through the play' - interview by Heather Neill

The director talks about Macbeth in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, cross-gender casting and the director's roleRobert Hastie is a little late for our meeting. Directing Shakesp…

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Motherland's Paul Ready: 'Michelle Terry and I are very much like the Macbeths!' by Emma John

He has done politics in Bodyguard, horror in Utopia and comedy as Kevin in Motherland. Next up for Paul Ready is Shakespeare’s tragedy, alongside his wife, at the GlobePaul Ready is spooke…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “White Teeth” to Culture Club by Mark Beech

New openings on the London stage this week include a bold attempt to stage Zadie Smith’s epic novel “White Teeth,” with mixed results, and a theatrical version of the comic novel “Do…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Claire Curtis-Ward by Zack Calhoon

Claire Curtis-Ward is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. New York Theatre: The Enchantment (HERE Arts Center), Macbeth (Columbia Stages), Fable …

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spotlight On...Marlena Holman by Michael Block

Name: Marlena HolmanHometown: Tucson, ArizonaEducation: BFA in Drama from NYU TischSelect Credits: Plucker (Company of Fools), Macbeth (No Name Collective), The Possibilities (dir. Tim Carro…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘The Tragedy of King Richard the Second’ at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

A production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of King Richard the Second” will be staged at Almeida Theatre, London, from December 10, 2018 through February 2, 2019.Directed by Jo…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

‘Falls a little flat in pivotal places’: MACBETH – Barbican Theatre ★★★ by Jonathan Baz

This Macbeth should be an absolute blinder with such a strong and perfectly brooding lead… but unfortunately, the production falls a little flat in pivotal places.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

‘A beautiful re-telling’: MACBETH – Barbican Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Overall it is a beautiful re-telling of Macbeth, keeping true to the script but taking a twist on a unique element. Macbeth at the Barbican is not to be missed.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

‘Lacks clarity & intent’: MACBETH – Barbican Theatre by Ian Foster

Despite a cast including Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, this proves another disappointment of a Macbeth as the RSC starts is autumn residency at the Barbican.

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MACBETH: COME LIKE SHADOWS • Rebel And Misfits Productions by Andrea

Rebel And Misfits transports audiences to the middle of a pulsing, modernized interpretation of Macbeth in the third installment of its Immersive Theatre Project, where a roughly 10 minute b…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

‘There is nothing new being said here’: MACBETH – Touring ★★★ by Thom Dibdin

There is a peculiar absence of majesty at the heart of the National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

‘I was more interested in the background characters’: MACBETH – Barbican Theatre ★★★ by Rev Stan

Is it ironic that the most emotionally powerful scene of the RSC’s Macbeth at the Barbican comes in a rare moment of silence and stillness, a scene when the Macbeths are nowhere to be seen?

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Review: Macbeth, Barbican Theatre by Alannah Jones

The RSC’s production of Macbeth, directed by Polly Findlay, takes up its London residency at the Barbican, bringing the famed brutalism of the theatre right onto the stage itself. But this…

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'Macbeth: Come Like Shadows' keeps folks on their feet by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rebel & Misfits stages 'immersive' production.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Top London Performing Arts This Week: Van Morrison to “Wise Children” by Mark Beech

London has an embarrassment of riches opening on its stages this week, including “Wise Children,” the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Macbeth” and “A Very Very Very Dark Matter.”T…

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‘Full of purpose & great storytelling’: MACBETH – Touring ★★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

Something wicked this way comes…” It’s Merely Theatre, as the company tours its brand new production of the Scottish Play in rep with Much Ado About Nothing.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Christopher Eccleston is a grim and gruff Macbeth at the Barbican, London

Polly Findlay’s Royal Shakespeare Company production comes to the capital

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BWW Review: MACBETH, Barbican by Rona Kelly

Embracing the darkness of the play and space, we are 'cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears' alongside Macbeth in Polly Findlay's terrifying and thoughtful productio…

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‘Scattershot invention includes some effective touches’: MACBETH – Barbican Theatre by Tom Bolton

In contrast to Rufus Norris’ Macbeth at the National, with Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff, the RSC’s current production is focused and direct. This ensures that it is more of a success…

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“Shipwreck” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Shipwreck” will be on stage from February 11, 2019 through March 30, 2019, at Almeida Theatre, London.Anne Washburn (“The Twilight Zone,” “Mr Burns”) returns to the Almeida with…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Jiehae Park’s ‘Peerless’ Reimagines ‘Macbeth’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ReDiscovery Reading Series by David Siegel

There was a significant “first” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) 2018-19 ReDiscovery Reading Series at the Lansburgh Theatre this week. It was a reading of the enthralling, fearl…

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Macbeth, RSC, Barbican review - tense but flawed take on Shakespeare's blood-boltered tragedy by Heather Neill

Horror flick echoes fail to meet all the play's challengesIt has been said before: Macbeth's reputation for bad luck has more to do with the difficulty of bringing off a successful prod…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH by Rona Kelly

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth.As the production comes toLondon, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay'…

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 22-28) by Natasha Tripney

Macbeth – Barbican Theatre, London Polly Findlay’s Royal Shakespeare Company production, starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, received mixed reviews when it opened in

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Switzerland, Starring Phyllis Logan as Noted Author Patricia Highsmith, Set for West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed psychological thriller Switzerland, about the life of late author Patricia Highsmith, will soon move to London's Ambassador Theatre. The transfer from…

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BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH by Rona Kelly

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Top London Performing Arts This Week: U2, Robert Plant to “Macbeth” by Mark Beech

London is welcoming a gender-revised version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” this week and it is saying farewell to the impressive “Lehman Trilogy.”Two other revived plays …

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‘One of the best design concepts I’ve seen for this play’: THE PAPER CINEMA’S MACBETH – Battersea Arts Centre by Laura Kressly

I’m a sucker for inventive adaptations of Shakespeare plays, so Paper Cinema’s Macbeth, a live-action, silent movie version, is hugely appealing.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Arcola Theatre Preps up For “Mrs Dalloway” by Blouin Artinfo

Arcola Theatre is doing all it takes to prepare for the new show that opens on October 1 and will be on stage through October 20, 2018. The new play is “Mrs Dalloway,” which is a new ada…

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OthelloMacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith by Eva Mason

OthelloMacbeth, a condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most famous (and brutal) plays, is at Lyric Hammersmith until 3 November. Here are some reasons to go along…The mash-upIn a br…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘La Traviata’ at Opéra Bastille, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

“La Traviata” will be on stage at Opera Bastille, Paris from September 29 through December 29, 2018. The music for the opera is composed by Giuseppe Verdi.The opera had its world premier…

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