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Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)

Meow Meow (Hippolyta/Titania); Zubin Varla (Theseus/Oberon); Ewan Wardrop (Bottom); Lucy Thackeray (Quince); Ncuti Gatwa (Demetrius); Edmund Derrington (Lysander); Tibu Fortes (Fairy); Edith Tankus (Snug); Alex Tregear (Snout); Anjana Vasan (Hermia); Ankur Bahl (Helenus);

"The Globe certainly rocks with laughter in an irreverent evening in which the jokes come fast and furious ... an entertaining and rowdy night out ..." (The Guardian)

Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Josette Simon (Cleopatra); Antony Byrne (Mark Antony); David Burnett (Pompey); James Corrigan (Agrippa); Ben Allen (Octavius Caesar); Andrew Woodall (Enobarbus); Patrick Drury (Lepidus); David Burnett (Pompey); Lucy Phelps (Octavia); Kristin Atherton (Iras); Paul Dodds (Menas); Aleed Elgadi (Alexas);

"Richly textured, with big saucy acting... Antony Byrne is the alpha male we’ve been looking for... Josette Simon’s historic Queen of the Nile epitomizes Iqbal Khan’s deluxe production... a lavish production – aided by Laura Mvula’s seductive score." (The Daily Mail ★★★★)

Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Clive Wood (Mark Antony); Eve Best (Cleopatra); Jolyon Coy (Octavius Caesar); Phil Daniels (Enobarbus); Daniel Rabin (Agrippa); James Hayes (Lepidus); Ignatious Anthony (Maecenas); Rosie Hilal (Octavia); Ignatius Anthony (Canidius); Peter Bankolé (Eros); Kammy Darweish (Alexas); Rosie Hilal (Iras);

""Is this well done?" a character asks at the end of Shakespeare's tragedy. I'd say that Jonathan Munby's production is, on the whole, extremely well done. It captures the play's cinematic rhythm as one scene dissolves into the next, and also its dreamlike quality ..." (The Guardian ★★★★)

Shakespeare: As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare: As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe)

Naomi Frederick (Rosalind); Jack Laskey (Orlando); Dominic Rowan (Touchstone); Tim McMullan (Jaques);

"Naomi Frederick's superb Rosalind is a woman of wit and intelligence...Laskey's Orlando is equally bewitched, bothered and bewildered, and the playfulness between the two is a pleasure." (The Guardian)

Shakespeare: Comedy, Romance, Tragedy (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Shakespeare: Comedy, Romance, Tragedy (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Adetomiwa Edun (Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)); Ellie Kendrick (Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)); Naomi Frederick (Rosalind (As You Like It)); Jack Laskey (Orlando (As You Like It)); Philip Cumbus (King of Navarre (Love's Labour's Lost)); Trystan Gravelle (Berowne (Love's Labour's Lost));

"Naomi Frederick's superb Rosalind is a woman of wit and intelligence...Laskey's Orlando is equally bewitched, bothered and bewildered, and the playfulness between the two is a pleasure." (The Guardian - As You Like It)

Shakespeare: Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Sope Dirisu (Coriolanus); James Corrigan (Aufidius); Paul Jesson (Menenius); Haydn Gwynne (Volumnia); Charles Aitken (Cominius); Ben Hall (Titus Lartius); Martina Laird (Junius Brutus); Hannah Morrish (Virgilia); Katherine Toy (Valeria);

"Strongly performed modern reframing of one of Shakespeare’s most political plays Dirisu is a formidable stage-filling presence striking visual moments strong support from Haydn Gwynne as his [Coriolanus'] intelligent, ambitious mother Volumnia and James Corrigan’s Aufidius, who reveals unexpected levels of affection and warmth towards Coriolanus that serve to make the ending all the more powerful." (The Stage)