Tag: Ben Horslen

News: Antic Disposition presents A Christmas Carol

News: Antic Disposition presents A Christmas Carol

Following three sell-out seasons, Antic Disposition’s much-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall this December.

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Review: Richard III

Review: Richard III

Guest Review by Matthew Richardson.


Continuing in their “glorious summer of performances”, directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero bring Shakespeare’s historical play, Richard III, to Temple Church, London. The traverse stage set-up, with the audience sitting on pews either side of the central performance aisle, allows for a quirky and interesting experience but is ultimately detrimental. Despite a number of innovative stage movements and a remarkable proximity to the stage, the cast too often have their backs to a section of the audience and there is a high degree of head turning as you switch attention between characters at either end.

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