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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.

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Review of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend Parts 1 & 2 (LINK TO FULL REVIEW), as adapted for the stage by April de Angelis. Four novels are condensed into two by two act plays, and you can see both in one day t the Rose Theatre, Kingston.  I hadn’t read the books. Karen had devoured all four non-stop. We both agreed it is a five star production. It has been adapted brilliantly and fluently for the stage. Starring Niamh Cusack as Lenu, and Catherine McCormack as Lila. Directed by Melly Stills. Unmissable.

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Review of The Winter’s Tale at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse added. It was fascinating how removing extraneous concepts and reverting to a dark, candlelit Jacobean theatre made fresh sense of the play.

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Review of Jean Anouilh’s The Rehearsal (LINKED) at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. A truly five star production, centered on an outstanding performance by Edward Bennett. I’ll be surprised if his portrayal of Hero isn’t the best performance of 2015. Rehearsal_castv2_5512cbb034776

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