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Romeo & Juliet, Waterloo East – Review

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Pros: Much deserved applause for all actors that can recite Shakespeare without a breath. Cons: These performers need a bigger stage! Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is one of my favourite pieces of writing, so I was hugely excited to be watching a live performance of it. If you aren’t familiar with the story of Romeo & Juliet, this is what you have to know. This updated version of the story is set during the warmest months of the year. People outside are celebrating ...

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The Tempest, St Paul’s Church Yard – Review

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Pros: All the advantages of being outside in a garden space helping to create a magical atmosphere – flowers, breeze, full moon in a clear sky. Cons: All the disadvantages of being outside in a garden space, spoiling the magical atmosphere – pollen, noises off, helicopters. Right in the heart of Covent Garden, St Paul’s Church Yard is a cool space even on one of the hottest days of the summer, shade provided by the surrounding buildings and a gentle breeze.  Being ...

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The Winter’s Tale, Bridewell Theatre – Review

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Pros: A pleasant, well-appointed venue and the opportunity to see an infrequently performed Shakespeare play. Cons: The scenic backdrop relied on styling from the 1950s and 1960s, and didn’t sit particularly well with the tone of the play. This particular visit to the theatre represented two firsts for me. It was my first visit to the Bridewell Theatre in the City of London. Although signposting announced the theatre’s location in Ludgate Circus, it was a struggle to find it as I weaved through a ...

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Win tickets for Shit-faced Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice

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Do you like Shakespeare? Do you like booze? Do you like panto?  Answer yes to all three, then why not join us in raising a glass in celebration that Shit-faced Shakespeare are heading back to Leicester Square Theatre very soon. Because anyone who knows Shitfaced-Shakespeare know full well what to expect; Shakespeare with added booze and just a little panto! And make that two very large glasses, because why do one show when you can do two; The Merchant of ...

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Win a pair of tickets to see Macbeth at The Courtyard Theatre

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It’s competition time again at Everything Theatre.  We’ve partnered up with The lovely people from East London Shakespeare Company and have two tickets for Macbeth, playing at The Courtyard Theatre between 21st November and 2nd December. But this isn’t any Macbeth, this is an all-female modernisation of Shakespeare’s classic play of betrayal and mistrust. It looks daring and we think it’s going to be great. All you have to do to be in with a chance of getting your hands ...

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