The Winter’s Tale (2)

Standard

Barbican – Silk Street Theatre

A WINTER’S TALE

Photo by Johan Persson

This production was by Cheek by Jowl, a company known for the strength of their ensemble casts*, their international tours (and producing plays in a number of languages) and for their production of The Winter’s Tale which has been on in St Petersburg for 20 years. This is not that production.

Continue reading

Othello

Standard

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

I was a little anxious about this one – I’m not great with the heavy tragedies, and I worried about whether the changes in the Globe had been carried through to damage the tiny Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I was right to be. The (happily unadulterated) Jacobean experience makes the tragedy far more immediate. This wasn’t, quite rightly, an easy play to watch.

Continue reading