The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican
This is my first proper Taming of the Shrew – it’s pretty rare, six years in, that I manage to get a new play, so there is that*. Still, it has big, massive boots to fill in terms of telling the story of 10 Things I Hate About You. If you know a better modern Shakespeare adaptation tell me**.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
I can’t necessarily say I enjoyed it but this play certainly offered a lot to chew on. It was a bit of an odd duck – and I don’t just mean Henry himself, bless his innocent and foolish soul…
Wilton’s Music Hall
Another year, another Much Ado. Yay! And I was particularly thrilled to be catching a production from the Shakespeare Tobacco Factory, a Bristol-based company about whom I have repeatedly heard excellent things but have never managed to see “in the wild” as it were.