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Hamlet, Who’s There?, Park Theatre – Review

Credit: Flute Theatre

Pros: An incredible Hamlet, internally desperate and silently anguished, and a claustrophobic and unnerving atmosphere Cons: Heavy abridgement, and slightly hammed up Ophelia and Gertrude. Back to the Park Theatre, and back to Hamlet, this time abridged and renamed Hamlet, Who’s There? Fresh productions of this most over-performed tragedy do beg the question ‘what’s new about it?’ Too often the answer is not enough. Putting on Hamlet is always tricky, admittedly, and to truly do it justice the audience has to ...

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Twelfth Night, The French Protestant Church, Soho Square – Review

Credit: Jessy Boon Cowler

Pros: An unusual setting and superb performances that made great use of the venue’s features. Cons: Scena Mundi’s production took a while to hit its stride and was possibly twenty minutes too long. Plus the pew seating really needed cushions. Is there such a phrase as ‘modern traditional’? If not, maybe this production from Scena Mundi Theatre Company should be the starting point for that genre. This was Shakespeare that paid homage to tradition, yet at the same time felt modern in ...

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