Category: stage

Macbeth (Masachika Ichimura) and Banquo (Kazun…

Macbeth (Masachika Ichimura) and Banquo (Kazunaga Tsuji) in the Ninagawa Company’s Macbeth (Photo: Jamie Koh). I was fortunate enough to see this amazing production in London in October.

Tom Hiddleston as Hamlet: More photos from the RADA Hamlet (dir….

Tom Hiddleston as Hamlet: More photos from the RADA Hamlet (dir. Kenneth Branagh) can be found here.

shakespearesglobeblog: King Lear: In Photos King Lear is now…


Kevin R McNally (Lear) and Burt Caesar (Gloucester)


Loren O’Dair (Fool)


Kenton Thomas (Ensemble)


Anjana Vasan (Cordelia)


Kevin R McNally (Lear)


Sirine Saba (Regan)


Joshua James (Edgar)


Saskia Reeves (Kent)


The King Lear company in performance on the Globe stage.

shakespearesglobeblog:

King Lear: In Photos

King Lear is now playing in the Globe Theatre until Saturday 14 October.  

Nancy Meckler brings to life the play’s tempestuous poetry with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart in this charismatic and powerful production.

Listen to interviews with the actors. 

Watch our video features.

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(Image credits: Marc Brenner)

Seeing this in October. Can’t wait!

RADA President Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in HAMLET

RADA President Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in HAMLET

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theatre, dir. Lear…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theatre, dir. Lear deBessonet, 2017). Photos:

Hamlet (The Public Theatre, dir. Sam Gold, 2017). Photos by…


Oscar Isaac and Roberta Colindrez


Anatol Yusef and the company of HAMLET


Charlayne Woodard, Anatol Yusef and the company of HAMLET


Peter Friedman and Oscar Isaac

Hamlet (The Public Theatre, dir. Sam Gold, 2017). Photos by Carol Rosegg.

shakespearesglobeblog: Michelle Terry is The New Artistic…

shakespearesglobeblog:

Michelle Terry is The New Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from April 2018.

An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Michelle is well-known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007). She also directed Richard III, King
John
and As You Like It for The Complete Walk (2016), a series of short films created as part of the Globe’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Michelle Terry says:
‘The work of Shakespeare is for me timeless, mythic, mysterious, vital, profoundly human and unapologetically theatrical. There are no other theatres more perfectly suited to house these plays than the pure and uniquely democratic spaces of The Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers. For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.’

Neil Constable, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, says:
‘I am delighted to announce Michelle Terry as the Globe’s next Artistic Director. Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years – now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career. The Board and I congratulate her on her successful application, and very much look forward to working with her from April 2018.’ 

Michelle most recently starred as the eponymous king in Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and as Grace in Katie Mitchell’s production of Cleansed for the National Theatre. Her other stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company), All’s Well That Ends Well (National Theatre), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and In The Republic of Happiness (Royal Court). She won an Olivier Award for her performance in Tribes at the Royal Court in 2010 and she is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Michelle also wrote and starred in the Sky One series The Café with Ralf Little; with Rob Hastie she created My Mark, the Donmar’s ten-year project to chart the political growth of the next voting generation; most recently she co-wrote and performed Becoming: part one with Rosalie Craig at The Donmar Warehouse. Michelle trained at RADA.

The panel formed to recruit the Artistic Director Designate comprised: Neil Constable, Louise Jury, Claire van Kampen, Philip Kirkpatrick, Jamie Parker, Emma Stenning and Jenny Topper.

Hamlet (dir. Robert Icke, 2017). All photographs: Manuel Harlan


Angus Wright as Claudius, Andrew Scott as Hamlet, and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude


Andrew Scott as Hamlet


Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia and Luke Thompson as Laertes


Andrew Scott as Hamlet


Andrew Scott as Hamlet, Amaka Okafor as Guildenstern, and Calum Finlay as Rosencrantz


David Rintoul as the Player King and Marty Cruickshank as the Player Queen


Andrew Scott as Hamlet

Hamlet (dir. Robert Icke, 2017). All photographs: Manuel Harlan

After His Mother’s Death, Oscar Isaac Turns to Shakespeare for Solace | The New York Times

After His Mother’s Death, Oscar Isaac Turns to Shakespeare for Solace | The New York Times

Titus Andronicus at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Photos by…


David Troughton as Titus Andronicus


Nia Gwynne as Tamora and Stefan Adegebola as Aaron


Hannah Morrish as Lavinia and Sean Hart as Demetrius


Tom McCall as Lucius and Stefan Adegebola as Aaron


Martin Hutson as Saturninus


Sean Hart as Demetrius and Luke MacGregor as Chiron

Titus Andronicus at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Photos by Helen Maybanks