Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe

Ah, the Globe. One of my favourite ever theatres; as I’m sure you’ve realised by now I do have a fondness for ol’ Billy Shakes, but I think the Globe has an energy and an atmosphere unlike any other theatre in London (possibly the world). Also £5 standing tickets are the best views in the house and LITERALLY CHEAPER THAN THE PROGRAMME COST FOR BC’S HAMLET.

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As You Like It, National Theatre

As You Like It is one of my absolute favourite Shakespeare plays. It’s got everything you could possibly want from the Bard: cross-dressing, songs, dances, and there’s even a lion. I saw a cracking version at Shakespeare’s Globe last summer, which was everything As You Like It should be, but this production is very different. Where the Globe’s production was a full-blow summer romp, Polly Findlay’s Arden is far bleaker, but nevertheless there is still a real warmth to the production; mainly due to the astonishing set design.

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