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The Merchant Of Venice Heads To Vegas

In a faraway palace, a wealthy heiress is looking for a husband. At home a wealthy merchant is looking for a loan. Everyone’s out to make a killing, but everything comes at a price. Shakespeare’s much-loved play, The Merchant of Venice, and the full cast has now been announced for Rupert Goold’s take on the […]

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Shakespeare’s England

Holly Cave explores the historic region of Stratford and Warwickshire, which celebrated the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 2014, looking ahead to the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. The charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon lies, as you would expect, not in East London, but along the banks of the River Avon, deep in the […]

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Q&A: Craige Els As Miss Trunchbull

He’s a very nice man, playing a not so nice woman. Craige Els has recently taken on the role of Miss Trunchbull in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End smash hit, Matilda: The Musical. Q: They say you should never work with children and pets, how are you getting on working with A LOT of children? […]

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Group Friendly Attractions And Destinations

James Day reveals some of the best group travel destinations and attractions to visit in the New Year. What follows, in no particular order, are 10 attractions which stand out as providing something special for groups in 2015. MURRAYFIELD STADIUM The rugby fortress of Murrayfield in Edinburgh is one venue which was missing from GTW’s rugby […]

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Theatre Stubs

(1) English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced a co-production of Thomas Middleton’s comedy A Mad World My Masters, which will arrive at London’s Barbican Theatre for a two-week run at the end of April 2015, following a national tour. Exact dates, casting and ticket prices were yet to be announced as GTW […]

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Theatre Stubs

(1) Casting for the roles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love has been announced. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noël Coward Theatre on Wednesday, July 23, […]

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