A sun kissed account of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays
Cole Porter's musical (via Shakespeare) in an enhanced concert version from The Proms
The Shaw Society keeps the flame of the renowned GBS alight with some short pieces by and about the writer
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A chat with Shaun Chambers (AD of Northern Comedy Theatre) and David Spicer (writer) about their hit comedy Doing Shakespeare
Two more "Tales From The Golden Age" which contain comment upon our current situation
An evening with one of our greatest living actors provides a good deal of fun
Footprints Festival double header - baffling modern play and solo Shakespeare
5 years ago today this was happening …..
The stage is set
An early callmeant setting out in the rush hour and manipulating a bag full of stuff on the Tube. In the normal course of events (though not really sure what “normal” is any more) this would have meant costumes, make up, towels and a whole raft of other bits and pieces. But of course when you’re working with the RSC that’s all laid on. So the aforementioned bag was actually full of first night prezzies – more of which anon.
Our costume rail – mine on the left
First job after signing in this morning was to get into costume. I actually have a degree of choice here with alternative versions of a 1940’s working man’s garb. Thus there’s a coat, for instance, which I can wear or not as the mood takes me. Apparently few of my colleagues have opted…
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The slippery nature of personal history (in this case Shakespeare's) is examined in this fascinating audio play