Tag: William Shakespeare

Review: The Macbeths

Review: The Macbeths

How many puns can one play contain, particularly when they aren’t incorporated into the original story to begin with? Alexander Raptotasios has taken The Scottish Play, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and much-loved works, and shoehorned in a fair few cheesy, somewhat degrading, karaoke numbers. They may be intended to add a new dimension to the tale and engender newfound empathy for the characters, but in reality, they detract from a compelling tale and cheapen both the production and company in equal measure.

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Review: Love Me To Death

Review: Love Me To Death

As both a tradition and a response to the Shakespeare 400 festival occurring all over the country this year, Intermission Youth Theatre bring their latest work to the stage of St Saviour’s Church. After exploring themes from the bard himself in My Story, My Music, My Monologue earlier this year, the latest work Love Me To Death is inspired by Romeo & Juliet, seamlessly extracting lyrics from the greatest love story ever told and fusing them with Darren Raymond’s up to date, modern linguistic styling. Raymond writes the play as a fluid, evolving process – he sets up workshops with the members of the group and gets their input, their flavour and their voice. The lines simultaneously contrast and complement, the way in which language moves to fit its circumstance and the society in which we find ourselves today.

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