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Coriolanus

Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatte, London ****

© Helen Maybanks, Sope Dirisu, a bloody iconic anti-hero for our time.

© Helen Maybanks, Sope Dirisu, a bloody iconic anti-hero for our time.

Coriolanus may not be the most frequently staged of Shakespeare’s political Roman dramas although it nearly always gets included when a series of them are run together as here with the latest RSC season, under the banner title of Rome MMXVII. Continue reading

The Moderate Soprano

Hampstead Theatre, London (***)

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

Almost a year to the day since Roger Allam last appeared at Hampstead theatre in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, he’s returned in David Hare’s latest, a biographical portrait of the founders of Glyndebourne that suits him to a tee. Continue reading