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Shakespeare: Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Alex Hassell (King Henry V); Jane Lapotaire (Queen Isobel); Sarah Parks (Mistress Quickly ); Leigh Quinn (Alice ); Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Fluellen); Simon Thorp (King of France); Anthony Byrne (Pistol); Sean Chapman (Exeter); Oliver Ford Davies (Chorus); Robert Gilbert (Dauphin ); Gregory Doran (Director );

"... the Shakespearean event of the autumn... this is just what the nation ordered." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse)

Jane Anouka (Mark Antony); Sheila Atim (Lucius); Jackie Clune (Julius Caesar); Shiloh Coke (Cinna the Poet); Karen Dunbar (Casca); Clare Dunne (Portia, Octavius Caesar); Leah Harvey (Soothsayer); Zainab Hasan (Calpurnia, Metellus Cimber); Jennifer Joseph (Trebonius); Martina Laird (Cassius); Carolina Valdés (Dog, Cinna); Harriet Walter (Brutus);

"It's not just the casting that makes it feel daring; there's also a crazed, percussive intensity, and the production abounds with weirdness, thuggery and horror. This is visceral and exciting theatre." (The Evening Standard)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Andrew Woodall (Julius Caesar); James Corrigan (Mark Antony); Martin Hutson (Cassius); Jon Tarcy (Octavius); Alex Waldmann (Brutus); Patrick Drury (Publius/Cinna the Poet); Hannah Morrish (Portia); Kristin Atherton (Calphurnia); Anthony Ofoegbu (Cicero/Ligarius); David Burnett (Murullus/Trebonius/Pindarus); Marcello Walton (Flavius/Lepidus); Dharmesh Patel (Decius/Messala);

"Everything about this production feels right Martin Hutson's brilliant Cassius... James Corrigan's Mark Antony is a calculating cynic The great virtue of the production is its nuanced portrayal of the divisions among those conspiring against a dictatorial Caesar" (The Guardian ★★★★)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe)

George Irving (Julius Caesar ); Catherine Bailey (Portia ); Sam Cox (Marullus/Caius Ligarius ); Anthony Howell (Cassius ); Joe Jameson (Octavius Caesar ); Luke Thompson (Mark Antony ); Tom McKay (Brutus ); Christopher Logan (Casca );

"Fleet, urgent, exciting and dangerous. " (The Financial Times ★★★★)

Shakespeare: King & Country Box Set (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: King & Country Box Set (Royal Shakespeare Company)

David Tennant (Richard II (Richard II)); Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt (Richard II)); Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester (Richard II); Queen Isobel (Henry V)); Jasper Britton (Henry IV (Henry IV)); Antony Sher (Falstaff (Henry IV)); Alex Hassell (King Henry V (Henry V));

"Shakespeare's two greatest plays have always been a defining experience for RSC directors. Gregory Doran now puts his decisive seal on the company by offering a production that, like last year's Richard II, combines richness of texture with psychological insight. It also contains a major performance from Antony Sher as Falstaff." (The Guardian - Henry IV Part II ★★★★)

Shakespeare: King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Antony Sher (King Lear); Kelly Williams (Regan); Nia Gwynee (Goneril); Natalie Simpson (Cordelia ); Paapa Essiedu (Edmund); Oliver Johnstone (Edgar); David Troughton (Gloucester); James Clyde (Cornwall); Antony Byrne (Kent); Byron Mondahl (Oswald); Clarence Smith (Albany); Graham Turner (Fool);

"Antony Sher is unbearably moving as the volatile king, in Gregory Doran’s stellar production full of standout performances" (Guardian ★★★★)