David Tennant's 'mesmerising' Richard II – reviews

Hot Ticket
Tue 22 Oct, AT 07:57

Former Doctor Who star Tennant is 'electrifying' as Shakespeare's flawed king at RSC

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Much Ado About Nothing

Mark Rylance 'must take blame' for Much Ado blunder at Old Vic

First Reaction
Mon 23 Sep, AT 16:15

London production is 'hideous'... while James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are 'punishing' to watch, say the critics

RSC's All's Well That Ends Well 'holds audiences spellbound'

Hot Ticket
Wed 31 Jul, AT 08:20

Director Nancy Meckler finds a beguiling blend of humour and emotional truth in Shakespeare's problem play

Kenneth Branagh's 'thrilling' Macbeth goes live in cinemas

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Fri 19 Jul, AT 07:54

Branagh's latest triumph will be beamed live from a deconsecrated church in Manchester

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a Globe crowd-pleaser

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Wed 5 Jun, AT 07:35

Shakespeare's magical rom-com gets a warm, comic staging, with an ‘irresistible Bottom'

Roger Allam plays it for laughs in 'spellbinding' Tempest

Hot Ticket
Thu 9 May, AT 07:30

Globe production finds comedy and tenderness in Shakespeare's enchanting masterpiece

Why 'Shakespeare deniers' pay a compliment to the Bard

Fri 26 Apr, AT 11:18
Crispin Black

Shakespeare's birthday was celebrated this week, but the idea he didn't write his plays won't go away

McAvoy's 'Mad Max' Macbeth is 'noisy, urgent and populist'

Hot Ticket
Wed 27 Feb, AT 07:42

X-Men star McAvoy unlocks the riches of the Scottish play for newcomers to Shakespeare

Crispin Black

King Richard III was a man of courage and never a child-killer

Tue 26 Nov, AT 07:30
Crispin Black

His final resting place will be decided by a court today, but who was Richard III?

Revealed after 500 years: the face of King Richard III

Talking Point
Tue 5 Feb, AT 11:32

Reconstruction based on skull found under car park suggests vilified monarch was 'very handsome'