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Macbeth (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tang Shu-wing

Inspired by the tradition of Asian physical theatre, this version of Macbeth perfomed in Cantonese transmits the spirit of the play through a succession of stylised images.

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Richard III (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Wang Xiaoying

The National Theatre of China return to the Globe with Richard III, Shakespeare’s hilarious horror-show of power and paranoia.

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King John (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: James Dacre

The remotest in time of all Shakespeare’s English history plays, King John, with its cynical allegiances and ruthless politicking, now feels his most abrasively modern.

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The Merchant of Venice (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jonathan Munby

In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy.

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Dido, Queen of Carthage (2015)

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Playwright: Christopher Marlowe
Directed by: Jacqui Somerville

Aeneas is wrecked on the coast of Carthage. Dido, queen of a great trading power, is ready to help Aeneas build a second Troy in Italy – until Venus intervenes, and mere cooperation is transformed into a fierce, possessive love.

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Romeo & Juliet (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole & Tim Hoare

A small troupe of travelling players takes to the road with a stripped-down version Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

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Playing Shakespeare: Othello (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

Othello was performed as part of the 2015 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project.

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The Broken Heart (2015)

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Playwright: John Ford
Directed by: Caroline Steinbeis

Ford’s very modern fascination with psychology and mental extremes are found everywhere in this brilliantly nuanced story of an exalted love struggling to exist in a world of selfishness, jealousy and tawdry court politics.

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