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The Comedy of Errors, National Theatre

William ShakespeareDirected by Dominic Cooke★★★★ Pros: A wonderful cast and a fun, modern staging. Surprisingly emotional ending.  Cons: Not the funniest ever staging of the play, the set definitely dominates at times. Our Verdict: Plenty of laughs and plenty of reasons to go see it beyond the appeal of seeing Lenny Henry. Courtesy of Johan Persson for the Daily Telegraph It has been a while since I last queued at 7.30am for National Theatre tickets and I had almost forgotten ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lyric Hammersmith

William ShakespeareDirected by Sean Holmes for Filter Theatre★★★★  Pros: An uproarious version of Shakespeare’s classic with many laugh out loud scenes along the way, incredibly accessible Shakespeare. Cons: Very liberal with the script so definitely not for Shakespeare purists. Our Verdict: Pucking funny (ahem)! A great night out if you keep an open mind, in terms of pure laughs Shakespeare doesn’t get funnier than this! Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph The first thing to say about the latest offering from ...

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