Read more about the article REVIEW: Hamlet, Sam Wanamaker (2022)
Cast of Hamlet Photo: Johan Persson)

REVIEW: Hamlet, Sam Wanamaker (2022)

If you have ever seen Shit Faced Shakespeare where an unknown member of the cast will drink real alcohol while the rest remain sober, you would see a contemporary version of Shakespeare as a comedy designed to make you laugh.  In this version of Hamlet at the beautifully recreated Shakespearean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the idea is to show Hamlet as a psychopathic, woman hating, selfish aristocrat who tells Fortinbras to fuck off and can handle a can of spray paint. 

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Ciaran O'Brien as Sebastian and Michelle Terry as Viola (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe (2021)

The star of this play for me was Nadine Higgin's Sir Toby Belch.  She has magnificent stage presence.  I do wonder whether we are meant to like Sir Toby as much as we did?  But I loved every moment she was onstage and her interaction with Maria (NadiKemp-Sayfi) was brilliant. 

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