Rupert Goold

The Merchant of Venice Goes to Vegas at Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Shakespeare's classic tale becomes The Merchant of the Venetian as director Rupert Goold replaces the play's traditional setting of Venice with the casino floors and glitzy lights of Las Vegas, complete with Elvis impersonators, Vegas showgirls and even Cirque de Soleil-style gymnasts.

Orwell's 1984 Reimagined for the Post-Snowden Age at the Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this post-Snowden age, where privacy it seems is all but dead, a reinterpretation of Orwell's Big Brother and the omnipresent surveillance state certainly has a lot to offer. But this production at the Almeida is over-engineered, with high concept overwhelming the text, creating an inconsistent, uneven show.

Narnia To Be Made 'Less Posh' In New Production

Posted 03.03.2012 | Home

An award-winning theatre director is planning to reimagine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the modern age – by doing away with the ‘posh...

Sarah Dean

Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks Riots, Apocalypse And 'Earthquakes In London'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

"We live in strange times where there is so much poverty and starvation and yet so much excess. With economic collapse and an earthquake every other m...