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RSC's digital Dream not the hoped for 'rare vision'

RSC's digital Dream not the hoped for 'rare vision'

RSC's digital Dream not the hoped for 'rare vision'

21 March 2021

Could this cutting-edge digital homage to A Midsummer Night's Dream impress the Herald reviewer? (No, not so much.)


IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

15 January 2021

Herald arts contributors look back on a few highlights from last year


The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

29 December 2020

Tread the Boards' production has been hit by Covid restrictions, last-minute switches and floods but still they triumphed


TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

31 October 2020

We all know you get your nightmares on Elm Street, your shivers on Friday 13th and your screams from… well… Scream! But there are other manifestations…


REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

09 March 2020

Peter Shum reviews The Caretaker,Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 29th February After bringing the homeless Davies back to his flat, Aston asks him where…


REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

02 March 2020

Powerful and worthy play Gill Sutherland reviews The Whip, The Swan Theatre, until 21st March Katherine Pearce as Horatia Poskitt. Photo: Steve Tanner/RSC…


REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

25 February 2020

Actor Michael Mears' solo performance Now thrive the Armourers, Kempe Society, Stratford, 2nd February It’s easy to conjure political figures of hate…


REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

10 January 2020

Herald arts editor Gill Sutherland picks her some of the shows and events she's enjoyed locally in 2019. See this week's Herald newspaper for a comprehensive…


REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

30 December 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews Gretel, Playbox Theatre, Dream Factory, Warwick, until 31st December Imagine sitting down to your Christmas lunch, pulling a…


REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

23 December 2019

The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place, Stratford, 13th December Too often immersive theatre is another…


REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

23 December 2019

Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company, until 14th December At first glance Goodnight Mr Tom might not seem an obvious choice for the Bear Pit Theatre…


REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

05 December 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, 27th December While Tread the Boards company is rehearsing its winter…


REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

05 December 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Made in Dagenham, Stratford Musical Theatre Company, Stratford Play House, 16th November Made in Dagenham was an extremely well-directed…


REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

04 December 2019

Sara Westh reviews What country, friends, is this?: Shakespeare in Minority Languages The world often turns out to be wider and broader than we think.…


REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

29 November 2019

The Boy in the Dress, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 8th March 2020 Excitement was at fever pitch on Thursday as Stratfordians speculated which A-listers…


REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

27 November 2019

Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Society at The Muses, Kempe Studio, Stratford, 10th November “They did not give their lives – their lives were taken.”…


REVIEW: Medea, Playbox Theatre at the Dream Factory, Warwick

REVIEW: Medea, Playbox Theatre at the Dream Factory, Warwick

REVIEW: Medea, Playbox Theatre at the Dream Factory, Warwick

26 November 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews Medea at the Playbox Theatre, Dream Factory, Warwick, 8th November About 500 children are murdered by their parents every year…


REVIEW: RSC's A Museum in Baghdad

REVIEW: RSC's A Museum in Baghdad

REVIEW: RSC's A Museum in Baghdad

07 November 2019

A Museum in Baghdad, Swan Theatre, until 25th January 2020 A museum isn’t the sexiest place to set a drama. Unless you’ve got mummies coming to life (hello…


REVIEW: RSC First Encounters – The Merchant of Venice

REVIEW: RSC First Encounters – The Merchant of Venice

REVIEW: RSC First Encounters – The Merchant of Venice

06 November 2019

Herald arts special guest reviewer is Emily Houghton, a Year 6 pupil from Bishopton School, who writes about seeing the RSC First Encounters production…


REVIEW: King John at the RSC

REVIEW: King John at the RSC

REVIEW: King John at the RSC

10 October 2019

Feel the funk King John, The Swan Theatre, until 21st March 2020 Katherine Pearce as the Cardinal The newly-crowned king is looking rough as rats – slovenly…


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