Review of Much Ado About Nothing (linked) at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. This production imagines the play in Sicily with Don Pedro as a Mafia boss, staying at Leonato’s luxury hotel. High concept. Mel Giedroyc (Great British Bake Off) starsas Beatrice, with John Hopkins as Benedick.

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Review of THE BOOTLEG BEATLES in Bournemouth. They are touring with The Pepperland Sinfonia and this is a chance to hear the songs The Beatles never played live, and given the changes in technology, probably couldn’t have played live. It may be a tribute band, but it’s one of the shows I have most enjoyed in years. Don’t miss them.

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Review of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott as the Prince. This production started at the Almeida in 2017, moved to the West End where it was filmed for the BBC, and shown at Easter 2018. Andrew Scott is the best Hamlet we’ve seen in years.


You’ve read The Da Vinci Code? Angels & Demons? Inferno? Origin? Seen the films? Then look ahead to this sneak preview of an extract from The Shakespeare Cod-Pieceanother conspiracy story in the saga of the Harvard Professor of Symbology.

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WARNING: This is (NOT) by Dan Brown.

Review of the Wanamaker Playhouse production of The Four Seasons: A Re-imagining. Max Richter “re-composed” Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2012. His version is performed live with the addition of a narrative puppet theatre by Gyre& Gimble. Magical, and playing until late April too.


Review of The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1775) at the Watermill Theatre. A fast, extremely funny version with a superb cast and great adaptation. Well worth the journey to this beautiful theatre set in the countryside.



Review of “Macbeth” (FOLLOW LINK) at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 2018 . Directed by Polly Findlay. With Christopher Ecclestone as Macbeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth. Plus Edward Bennett as MacDuff.