Measure for Measure at The Marlowe

Measure for Measure holds an awkward place in Shakespeare’s canon. Full of lengthy soliloquies, reflections on life and death, fraught relationships, it also features the comedic tropes of mistaken identities and works its way towards a neat marriage ending. The bawdy jokes abound, but there’s also speeches that wouldn’t seem out of place in Hamlet.Continue reading “Measure for Measure at The Marlowe”

Director Kimberley Sykes talks about her production of As You Like It

Director Kimberley Sykes talks about her production of As You Like It, which will be coming to The Marlowe Theatre in January as part of a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance. What has influenced your thinking around the production? I think a big thing which has influenced my thinking on theContinue reading “Director Kimberley Sykes talks about her production of As You Like It”

Hobson’s Choice at The Malthouse

First performed in 1916, Hobson’s Choice, written by Harold Brighouse, was originally set in in Salford in 1880. It was deemed to be a seminal play, and has been repeatedly revived, adapted for film several times, was a modern American drama, and has been performed as a Broadway musical. Now it’s time to visit Canterbury’sContinue reading “Hobson’s Choice at The Malthouse”

Tokyo Tea Room

Tokyo Tea Room are the psych pop lovechild of Canterbury natives Daniel Elliott and Ben Marshallm together with a few of their pals. Melodic bass lines pummel against potent and hypnotic guitar riffs to create a soulful sound full of buzz. They’ve lately been experimenting with synths and electronica, moving their sound from lo-fi andContinue reading “Tokyo Tea Room”

Handlebards present Much Ado About Nothing

The thing about Shakespeare, is that everyone takes him so seriously. Are we being faithful to the text? Have we captured the context of the time? What exactly was he trying to say here? Angst and hours have been sweated over trying to read and perform the perfect Shakespeare play. But maybe we’re just meantContinue reading “Handlebards present Much Ado About Nothing”