Category: Jonjo O’Neill

Top Lists of 2013

Top Shakespeare 1.  All’s Well That Ends Well, (RSC RST and Theatre Royal Newcastle). 2.  As You Like It (RSC, RST and Theatre Royal Newcastle). 3.  Titus Andronicus (RSC, Swan Theatre). 4.  Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse). 5.  The Taming of the Shrew (Propeller, Newcastle Theatre Royal) 6.  Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios). 7.  Richard II (RSC, RST and…

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The Effect (National Theatre, November 2012- January 2013)

‘Experiment begins‘. The audience is entering the auditorium of the Cottesloe Theatre, and they are also entering the waiting room of the Raushen Pharmaceutical Company where drug  trials will take place.  We are given wristbands to add to the effect that we are also patients in the trial.  Sitting on mustard yellow seats, on the red carpet the  next a small coffee…

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2012

2012 was the year that I kept thinking, I will blog about that and then never got round to it.  I always wanted to write some longer pieces on some of the productions, but I put it off, because I am working on a larger project that is taking up my time at the moment.…

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Looking for Richard III (RSC March to Sept 2012 and The Globe, 29th September 2012)

It’s often the case that there are several productions of the same Shakespeare play around at the same time.  I saw the Globe production of Richard III on 29th September after seeing the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) production develop over the summer from its first previews in March until the final performance in September. The RSC production…

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2011

In 2011, the sublime was a popular topic of discussion. At the National Theatre there was Frankenstein and  in the John Martin exhibition at the Tate, the sublime was on show in a spectacular way. The John Martin exhibition was my favourite exhibition of the year. The epic was presented on grand canvases, but what…

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Best of 2011

Here is my best of.. lists. The following post discusses what I thought about the year. Shakespeare in the Theatre 1. Romeo and Juliet (RSC at the RST) 2. Much Ado About Nothing (Globe) 3. Hamlet (The National Theatre) 4. Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s) 5.The Comedy of Errors (Propeller at Sheffield) 6. Antony and Cleopatra with Katy Stephens and Darrell D’Silva (RSC…

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare – On going to see Shakespeare’s plays and why I do.

I am writing this blog as part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Happy Shakespeare blog project www.happybirthdayshakespeare.com I decided to join the project, because as a blogger I am often writing about going to see Shakespeare’s plays performed, and felt it appropriate to write about why I enjoy seeing Shakespeare in performance so much. Charles…

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