This year all of London is a stage: from the pomp and pageantry of the Jubilee barge sailing regally down the Thames, to the heart pounding action of the Olympic Games. The biggest Shakespeare festival the world has seen is also being staged.
mmersive theatre often treads the fine line between enhancing experience and aggressive involvement. What starts as engulfing theatrical aggrandizement can quickly trip into the realms of terrifying audience participation - and only attention - hungry stage botherers really enjoy on-stage participation, or those of masochistic temperament
A man was arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted a performance by the Israeli national theatre company at London's
Theatre Delicatessen has undoubtedly cornered the 'pop-up theatre' market. The mind-child of Roland Smith, Frances Loy and Jessica Brewster, Theatre Delicatessen was born in 2007 and has since made it's mark by inhabiting disused buildings around London, then transforming them into immersive theatrical experiences.
William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet is to be turned into a pop-rock opera. Buyers at the Marche du Film
The truth is, beards tend to fascinate people in the Western world. Other cultures have the beard built into their social DNA, but here, in this side of the world, a beard raises a question or two. Especially if you're David Beckham.
To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday (and lunchtime), Twitter users got creative with the hashtag #ShakespeareFood
A dagger, an eye relic and a fork are among the subjects of a new BBC series which will examine the turbulent lives of the
An unemployed antiques dealer who was jailed for eight years for handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare's
Andrew Hilton's production of King Lear, currently at Bristol's Tobacco Factory until March 24, is a gripping rendition of
We might be used to reading their heavy prose or lengthy poetry, but now everyone from Shakespeare to De Beauvoir are having
Stephen Fry is to return to stage drama 17 years after he famously walked out of a West End production and fled the country
Acts Of Godfrey is an original new British film from writer/director Johnny Daukes which began as a poem, progressed into
I am an Indian living in Britain. I hate shaving. Having never been a creature of habit, I detest the sheer routine of tepid water and lacerated skin. This persistent sanding down of pebbledash on my face; what for? I am content with a bit of beard. Leave me be.
Doctors should to look to Shakespeare to explain their patients’ symptoms, according to a new study. Analysis of the Bard’s
It's like going to McDonald's and somehow, without expecting or ordering it, coming out with the finest haute cuisine meal of your life. I only hope we as an audience haven't had our aural taste buds numbed by too many years of fast food music to really appreciate Rebecca's talent.
I posted a blog (or did I?) the other day. Someone took offence (or did he?) and posted (or did he?) this comment: "No offense
Michael Sheen isn't the first big 'star' to play Hamlet and nor will he be the last, but is the fashion to cast 'A-list' names in Shakespeare's greatest and most exacting role really a good thing?
For non-English literature prodigies, whom Shakespeare was forced upon in secondary school, there should be some thought put in for making room for a wider range of texts who might appeal to a modern age of students. When Shakespeare's work is so deeply embedded in our culture, they've got nothing to worry about, he's sure to get to us anyway.
This is a different Hamlet. It is fully accessible, but wholly unusual. It is set in a mental asylum/prison. The main set is a circle of institutional chairs. Featuring magic, horror, child's play and dream it has more in common with an adult's therapy session than a traditional West End performance.