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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 ★★★★)

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: Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Shakespeare: Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Charles Edwards (Richard II ); Henry Everett (Salisbury ); William Gaunt (John of Gaunt ); Jonny Glynn (Northumberland ); David Sturzaker (Bolingbroke ); William Chubb (Duke of York ); Sasha Waddell (Duchess of Gloucester); Sarah Woodward (Duchess of York );

"... a briskly intelligent production ..." (The Guardian)

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)

Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)

Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)

Simon Harrison (Antipholus of Syracuse); Matthew Needham (Antipholus of Ephesus); Jamie Wilkes (Dromio of Ephesus); Brodie Ross (Dromio of Syracuse); Hattie Ladbury (Adriana); Becci Gemmell (Luciana); Emma Jerrold (Courtesan); Peter Hamilton Dyer (Solinus); James Laurenson (Egeon); Stefan Adegbola (Pinch/First Merchant); Gershwyn Eustache Jr (Balthasar/Second Merchant); Paul Brendan (Angelo);

"... more hilarious anarchy than you can shake a fish, cat or identity-confused servant at." (London Theatre Guide)