• Romeo and Juliet @ Theatre Royal

    The Theatre Royal hosted the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless love story Romeo and Juliet. Despite being more than 400 years old, Director Erica Whyman has managed to transform this classic into a fresh and engaging play about our world today. From the set, music,...
  • Five Best Graphic Gothic Novels

    With the sudden clown craze and Halloween around the corner, it’s the perfect time to connect with the dark side. So to get you into the mood this Halloween, I have chosen my top 5 best graphic Gothic novels. 5 – The Woman in Black – Susan Hill The Woman...
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Theatre Royal

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with a different, regional cast playing the Mechanicals and fairy train at each new location, is a truly bold move in theatre-making. This Play for the Nation, celebrating the work of Shakespeare 400 years after his death, is...
  • 5 Best Shakespeare Sonnets

    It may have taken an eternity, but I managed to read all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and to agonisingly reduce them to my top 5 favourites. For various reasons, these 5 are the best of the bunch. But that’s my opinion… Sonnet 116 Let me not to the marriage...
  • 5 Best Shakespearian Males

    It’s no mean feat to whittle down the great male characters of William Shakespeare’s plays to a list of five. The majority of Shakespeare’s works are set in male dominated worlds and populated by strong, complex and witty male characters, many of which are even granted the title of...
  • 5 Best Shakespearian Females

    Many of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays focus on the male characters at the centre of the narrative; we only have to look at titles such as Othello, Hamlet and Macbeth to understand that the men in these plays are the top dogs. This may be due to the illegality...
  • 5 Ways To Celebrate Shakespeare

    From down-right funny theatre to shocking revelations about everyone’s favourite bard. This is how to brush up on your Shakespeare in Nottingham this summer. Watch The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare @ The Nottingham Playhouse Did you know that in Shakespeare’s works there are whopping 74 onstage deaths? For...