Posts Tagged ‘John Hodgkinson’

Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s lavish production of Twelfth Night, (LINKED) with Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio. This also compares the RSC production with the three other major versions of this play in 2017.



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We had a bit of a disaster with The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth, and missed Act One of three. That’s an hour. We caught the next two acts, and it made complete sense and was one of the best plays I’ve seen since I started this blog … and that’s at two-thirds only!  It is sold out at the Royal Court, but is moving to the West End.



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The highly-acclaimed 2014-2015 RSC productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost (LINKED) and Much Ado About Nothing (aka Love’s Labour’s Won) have been revived, and they are running at Chichester before going to Manchester and London. Though I reviewed the 2014 version, the cast changes mean a new review. It’s even better now.


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The 2014 RSC productions linked Love’s Labour’s Lost with “Love’s Labour’s Won” which is actually a speculative alternative title for Much Ado About Nothing. Love’s Labour’s Lost was set in Summer 1914, just before World War One, and Love’s Labour’s Won was set at Christmas 1918 after the end. Long illustrated reviews of two first-rate RSC productions:

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, follow this link.

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (or Much Ado About Nothing) follow the link.

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