Hamlet at the Barbican

What are the most quoted lines from Hamlet? From Shakespeare, even? “To be, or not to be: that is the question”. So why not, as Lyndsey Turner does in her current production at the Barbican, whip the famous lines out of Act III and push them to the […]

DNA at Arts on the Move Festival – 4 stars

Over the weekend, Devon’s summer arts festival Arts on the Move gathered a large audience to the gorgeous and derelict Poltimore House to soak up some culture in the sunshine. Not least among the large range of exhibitors and performers were up-and-coming Exeter youth company, The Young Pretenders. […]

Product at Arcola Theatre – 4 Stars

It’s a strange concept: a play based on a movie script, and an awful script at that. Mark Ravenhill’s 2005 comedy Product, is essentially a pitch for the screenplay Mohammed and Me, a 9/11-inspired drama fuelled by Islamic paranoia and built on a foundation of appalling writing and […]