Posts Tagged ‘citizens’

Shakespeare in the Autumn

During September and October I have seen six different Shakespeare productions, each of which has tried to do something different to bring the text to life, or to relate the themes more closely to contemporary issues. What have they done and has this been successful? Othello from English Touring Theatre (reviewed here) at Oldham Coliseum… Continue Reading →


Co-produced with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, Beckett’s Endgame hits the stage at HOME until 12 March 2016. The play opens, and the set forms a post-apocalyptic room.  Slowly, hobbling and with effort, Clov places stepladders under each window and opens the curtains in turn.  The sense of place is perfectly evoked; dingy interior, low sun outside.  He removes the coversheet from… Continue Reading →