Here are a few highlights from London’s theatrical calendar for the next seven days
Royal Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare’s political thriller pulses with vibrant freshness in this African setting from the RSC.
Forget the Edinburgh Festival, there’s still plenty going on in London’s theatres this week
Coolly lit, starkly staged and highly effective.
Wet, wet, wet.
The Roald Dahl-inspired show swept the boards at last night’s ceremony (sponsor).
A new, free exhibition by the Printmakers at the RCA
David Farr’s production of King Lear, the last in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current London season, is a mix of successes and failures. Despite excellent acting, there’s little light to be found in this perennially gloomy play…
As You Like It is one of the Bard’s comedies that ticks several Elizabethan mirth-making boxes; love at first sight, cross dressing, plain speaking fools and flirty freedoms when courtly townspeople head out to the countryside. Director Michael Boyd has added a dash of darkness to the proceedings too…
Friends, Londonists, commuters,
Lend me your eyes.
I come to praise Caesar, not to bury it.
The good that men do lives on after them,
Their works oft inspire and amaze.
So let it be with Shakespeare…
“I’ll tell you something, I know what you’re thinking.” Just like his most famous character, David Tennant has made an unlikely and heroic return from physical setbacks to claim centre stage with wit and verve as he finally reveals to the West End his interpretation …