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Theatre Review: Oppenheimer, Vaudeville Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Oppenheimer is a powerful, intelligent, huge scope of a play that examines J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man at the centre of the Manhattan Project, and the professional and personal cost he paid to create the atomic bomb.

How I Came to Write 'Oppenheimer'

Tom Morton-Smith | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Morton-Smith

The threat of nuclear annihilation seemed an ever present theme in the culture I absorbed growing up - it was there in the origin stories of the Daleks and the Incredible Hulk, it was there in Raymond Briggs' When the Wind Blows, it was there in Threads.

The Darker Side of Valentines

Professor Martin White | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Professor Martin White

Just as we do today, lovers in Ford's day, and in his plays, saw the heart as the symbol of love, but also as the core of our being, where we hold our most profound feelings.

Review: Henry IV Parts One and Two, Royal Shakespeare Company

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Anthony Sher is the star casting as Falstaff and, of course, he is superb. Everything about his performance is superb - the delivery, the warmth, Falstaff's arrogance and his manipulation of those around him, and that great speech on the eve of war on the perversity of honour is moving and powerful.

The Overnight Success of the Bard

Ben Crystal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Crystal

It's understood that he started as an actor, learning his craft as an unknown. What he did next was extremely canny, and something somewhat outside the realms of possibility for writers, producers, or actors in this modern world.

Shakespeare Institute Students Wow Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Annie Martirosyan

If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Ins...

As You Like It in Review: RSC Has Got a New Peggy Ashcroft?

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

Maria Aberg has done it again. The way she could make an incredibly tasteful use of balloons and confetti in King John last year, she has now succeeded in creating an enchanted forest of Arden with boots, blankets and beams.

David Tennant Brings The Bard To A Screen Near You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

David Tennant's face will be beamed into schools across the UK later in the year, when the Royal Shakespeare Company streams its production of Richard...

Phil Daniels: New Movie 'Vinyl' Takes On the Music Business

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The stars and director of new British film Vinyl chat to Jason Holmes about how pulling together on a small-budget film makes for some tidy work.

RSC's African Caesar - A Production With Flying Colours

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 20.02.2013 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

It is a wonder how natural Shakespeare's timeless language gushes from the mouths of the "black Romans" in semi-modernised costumes. If Julius Caesar were the only play the phenomenal Gregory Doran had ever directed, he would still contend for the title of the best Shakespeare director ever.

RSC Boss: 'Theatre Is A Sexist World'

PA | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

The Royal Shakespeare Company's outgoing artistic director has warned against deeper cuts to the arts and lamented the unequal footing for women in Br...

Black Actor White Script?

David McAlmont | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Award winning actor and writer Cyril Nri and I are cogitating thus because an actor we know, one decorated by Her Majesty for services to British acting and star of a hit US series, has had his remarks, regarding slim-pickings for black actors, turned into this broadsheet headline, "David Harewood: as a black actor there are very few roles for me in Britain".

Patrick Stewart Frightened By 'Crazy' Co-Stars

PA | Posted 09.06.2012 | Home

Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he is frightened of performing fight scenes on stage - because of previous bad experiences with ...

Audiences Walk Out Of RSC Play Depicting Gang Rape, Fellatio And Torture

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK

Scenes of rape, torture and nudity have forced up to 80 theatre-goers to walk out of a Royal Shakespeare Company production. A dwarf performing fel...

Review of the RSC's Cardenio: Shakespeare Lost and Found, or Fletcher Restored?

Lesel Dawson | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Lesel Dawson

The RSC's Cardenio, currently playing at the The Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon, is a brilliant and audacious attempt to reimagine a lost Shakespearean p...

'Unprecedented' Global Shakespeare Gathering Planned For 2012 | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

An "unprecedented gathering" of global performers and artists is to be revealed later today as part of the World Shakespeare Festival....