Tag Archives | Shakespeare

Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate to play London Coliseum in 2018

Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will make its debut in the capital at the London Coliseum in June next year. Bringing together top talent from the worlds of opera and the West End stage, and featuring the full-scale orchestra and chorus of Opera North, the London run of the […]

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Macbeth – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – C venues

Macbeth at C venues – C (Venue 34), 6-20 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ This young company managed to win a standing ovation from its audience on this preview performance – and well-deserved, too. The setting for this Macbeth story is the contemporary music business: Cawdor and King are the names of record companies, fronted by […]

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Desperate Measures – Jermyn Street Theatre

Desperate Measures continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre until 20 December. Star rating: one star ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ Some musical theatre composers like to set challenges for themselves, it seems. Looking for comedic material to adapt? Choose one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’ that, while listed as a comedy, is altogether darker in tone. […]

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Something Rotten! – St James Theatre, New York

Something Rotten! continues at the St James Theatre, New York. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Who would have thought that an off-hand reference to Chess – a 30-year-old musical, beloved by some but forgotten by many – would get a resounding laugh from a Broadway audience in 2015? Well, it did the other night, and […]

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Shakespeare 4 Kidz presents musical version of Macbeth

The company Shakespeare 4 Kidz has begun an international tour of a new musical version of Macbeth, aimed at young audiences and families. The adaptation by Julian Chenery (who also directs) and Matt Gimblett tells the story with many of Shakespeare’s original words woven into easy-to-understand modern language. The cast includes: Noel Andrew Harron (Macbeth), Michelle Cornelius […]

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