How do you deal with a story where the key action is the heroine sleeping for 100 years? If you’re Matthew Bourne, you shove the slumber in the interval and sex up the narrative with vampire fairies.Explore More
Comedy can be an odd beast. Sometimes you want to be surprised and
energised with new material, but with John Shuttleworth it’s definitely
familiarity that keeps the audience coming back.
“If the Lord is watching, the least we can do is be entertaining,” says one of the characters in Five Marys Waiting – and while I can’t speak for God, the audience definitely found them to be.Explore More
Shakespeare’s play of star-crossed lovers is one of unfortunate timing as much as anything else: for the Icarus Theatre Collective hitting town at the same time as the RSC makes for some unhappy comparisons.Explore More