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Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare's Globe)

Philip Cumbus (King of Navarre); Trystan Gravelle (Berowne); William Mannering (Longaville); Jack Farthing (Dumaine); Michelle Terry (Princess of France);

"Dominic Dromgoole’s zestful production succeeds in captivating the audience to a degree that I would not have thought possible...It’s a treat" (The Independent)

Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing) (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing) (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Sam Alexander (Don John ); David Horovitch (Leonato); Edward Bennett (Benedick); Michelle Terry (Beatrice); Tunji Kasim (Claudio); Chris Nayak (Borachio); Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero); Nick Haverson (Dogberry); Emma Manton (Margeret); Chris McCalphy (Sexton); Frances McNamee (Ursula); Chris Nayak (Borachio);

"This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★)

Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Special Edition (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Special Edition (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Sam Alexander (King of Navarre/Don John); Peter Basham (Gamekeeper); William Belchambers (Longaville); Edward Bennett (Berowne/Benedick); Michelle Terry (Beatrice); Nick Haverson (Costard/Dogberry); Emma Manton (Jaquenetta); John Hodgkinson (Don Armado); Tunji Kasim (Claudio/Dumaine); Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero);

"This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★)

Shakespeare: Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Hugh Quarshie (Othello); Lucian Msamati (Iago); Joanna Vanderham (Desdemona); Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Cassio); Ayesha Dharker (Emilia); James Corrigan (Roderigo); Scarlett Brookes (Bianca); Brian Protheroe (Brabantio); Nadia Albina (Duke of Venice); David Ajao (Montano); Tim Samuels (Lodovico); Gwilym Lloyd (Gratiano);

"Iqbal Khan’s gripping production has already made history by being the first at Stratford to cast a black actor as Iago. But I had not anticipated how many fascinating ideas such an imaginative piece of casting would provoke. Hugh Quarshie is an excellent Othello... Guardian" (The Guardian ★★★★)

Shakespeare: Richard II (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Richard II (Royal Shakespeare Company)

David Tennant (Richard II); Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt); Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester); Oliver Ford Davies (Duke of York); Oliver Rix (Aumerle); Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke); Emma Hamilton (The Queen); Nigel Lindsay (Henry Bolingbroke); Marty Cruickshank (Duchess of York); Sam Marks (Bushy); Jake Mann (Bagot); Marcus Griffiths (Greene);

"A definitive production of a great play and well worth catching when it is broadcast live to cinemas." (The Daily Mail ★★★★★)

Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe)

Adetomiwa Edun (Romeo); Ellie Kendrick (Juliet); Ukweli Roach (Tybalt); Jack Farthing (Benvolio); Tom Stuart (Paris); Phil Cumbus (Mercutio); Michael O'Hagan (Montague); Ian Redford (Capulet); Holy Atkins (Lady Montague); Miranda Foster (Lady Capulet); Penny Layden (Nurse); Rawiri Paratene (Friar Lawrence);

"Dromgoole is blessed with a smashing pair of young lovers. Adetomiwa Edun's Romeo is fresh, cheeky, light on his feet and full of the ebullience of young love... The production's secret weapon is Ellie Kendrick...delivers the jewelled verse with a lovely purity and directness. I particularly admired Rawiri Paratene's impassioned Friar Lawrence, Ian Redford as a Capulet, and Tom Stuart's hilarious performance as a socially inept Count Paris." (The Daily Telegraph)