Edward Scissorhands – Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne’s eagerly awaited ballet version of Tim Burton’s 1990 movie proves to be as poignant and enchanting as the celluloid version. As one might expect from Bourne this is a strongly structured story ballet with witty individual character  ...

Don Carlos – Freidrich Schiller

Our reviews of the Verdi opera based on the play: Opera Ireland Teatro Col´┐Żn Eagle Creek Exploration Travel Gear ORV Gear Bag Michael Grandage’s revival of Schiller’s rarely seen  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Online references on Hamlet This summer's Hamlet is the first production to be directed by Michael Boyd since he took over as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director. At Stratford, Boyd has created two overlapping  ...

Endgame – Samuel Becket

Director Matthew Warchus has given Beckett’s bleak 1957 comedy an even bleaker production. The world is coming to an end. Trapped in a strange room, the blind and bullying Hamm (Michael Gambon) and his shambling, hapless servant Clov (Lee  ...

After Mrs. Rochester – Polly Teale

After Mrs. Rochester is an exploration of the life of Jean Rhys, author of Wide Sargasso Sea (1957), a novel which invents the childhood and early life of Mrs. Rochester, the insane and violent wife of Rochester in Charlotte  ...

His Girl Friday – Adapted by John Guare

His Girl Friday Adapted by John Guare from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page and the film The Royal National Theatre’s His Girl Friday is an adaptation of an adaptation. Accomplished screenwriter  ...

Henry V – William Shakespeare

Online references on Henry V Nicholas Hytner’s modern staging of Henry V at the Royal National Theatre in London transfers Shakespeare’s patriotic myth to the gritty realistic theatre of modern warfare and in doing  ...