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Charlie Stemp Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and Georgina Onuorah Lois Lane / Bianca (Photo: Johan Persson)

REVIEW: Kiss Me Kate, Barbican (2024)

Front of house there’s a production of The Taming of the Shrew to keep going but the backstage antics are interfering with that too. What results is a near-farcical, slapstick comedy of misunderstanding, misadventure and misgivings.

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KING LEAR by Shakespeare, , Director - Kenneth Branagh, Set and Costume Design - Jon Bausor, Projection - Nina Dunn, Lighting Design - Paul Keogan, Choreography - Aletta Collins, Fight Director - Bret Yount, The Kenneth Branagh Company, 2023, Credit: Johan Persson/

REVIEW: King Lear, Wyndham’s (2023)

King Lear: Making the complicated, confounding “’Tis the times plague, when madmen lead the blind!"  Gloucester Act 4, Scene 1 Kenneth Branagh as King Lear. (Photo: Johan Persson) Does London…

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