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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); Princess of France (Michelle Terry); Rosaline (Thomasin Rand);

"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 Lost & Won (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Won (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: Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare: Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Christopher Eccleston (Macbeth); Niamh Cusack (Lady Macbeth); Edward Bennett (Macduff); David Acton (Duncan); Luke Newbury (Malcolm);

"Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack make a gripping central couple." (The Stage ★★★★★)

Shakespeare: Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Shakespeare: Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Juliet); Kurt Egyiawan (Angelo); Trevor Fox (Pompey); Dennis Herdman (Froth / Friar Thomas); Rosie Hilal (Mariana); Dennis Herdman (Abhorson / Friar Peter); Joel MacCormack (Claudio); Petra Massey (Mistress Overdone); Dean Nolan (Elbow / Barnadine); Brendan O’Hea (Lucio); Paul Rider (Escalus); Dominic Rowan (Duke Vincentio);

"Rich, messy and human... Mariah Gale gives a performance of delicacy and force as Isabella... As the Duke, Dominic Rowan milks the comedy from the scenes where his character is disguised as a friar, but he also brings a moral intricacy to the role." (The Stage ★★★★)

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 ★★★★)