Review of The Alchemist at The Rose Playhouse London

The Alchemist

This energetic and vibrant Mercurius production condenses the five acts of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist into 90 minutes – by comparison the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production, which at the time of writing is playing in Stratford-upon- Avon and transfers to the Barbican Theatre in London in September 2016, runs at 2 hours and 20 minutes not including interval. … Read more

Shook Up Shakespeare’s Midsummer Madness – Review

Shook Up Shakespeare

The wonderful Shook Up Shakespeare has burst onto our collective Shakespearian consciousness once again to cajole us into party mood at the wake-for- Shakes we’ve all been waiting for (probably). Midsummer Madness is fun and funny, excitable and exciting, pure joy and immensely enjoyable. Above all there is true reverence in the show’s irreverence, an … Read more