The Tempest

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Iris Theatre (St Paul’s Covent Garden)


The great thing about Iris Theatre productions is you are always transported away from where you are. The Tempest managed to take us – despite the dirt and noise of a London summer (complete with World Cup matches) – to somewhere infinitely more magical.

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Two Noble Kinsmen

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Shakespeare’s Globe

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The Two Noble Kinsmen has a plot ripped from the Middle Ages* which is really quite challenging to stomach in the modern world – and luckily this production does not attempt to force us to do so. What we have instead is exactly the kind of frolicsome action that the Globe really excels at – the audience had a blast and I reckon the cast did too…

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Macbeth (3)

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National TheatreI’m afraid this production has been widely panned by the critics (there’s a handy round-up here) and my comments are not massively going to buck the trend. And even worse, this is likely to be a kitchen sink review – throwing as many different thoughts together as the production team apparently did…

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Photo by Brinkhoff and Moegenburg

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All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits

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Westminster Abbey

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I don’t have any pictures of Westminster Abbey, so you’ll have to imagine it behind the Palace of Westminster…

This is not a show for people who suffer with FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). There is simply no way to catch every one of the performances that happen in Westminster Abbey – instead what you get is a series of close-quarters encounters which depend entirely on what path you chose to take. Every experience you have is intimate, engrossing, and unique.

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