Shakespeare 400

Event review: Much Ado About Nothing by Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, performed in Wandle Park, July 2016

Posted on August 10th, by Andy Ellis in Culture. No Comments

“Don’t believe me just watch (Shakespeare)”, says Andy Ellis

Despite having gone to the same school as Shakespeare, I actually knew very little about his comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, and approached this open air production with no preconceptions.

Let’s start with the venue, which was the bandstand in Wandle Park, just a short work from the tramstop of the same name. On arrival we were … Read More »

Event review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, Wednesday 27th July to Saturday 6th August

Posted on August 2nd, by Rob Preston in Culture. No Comments

Rob Preston finds real magic in the woods of Coulsdon Manor

Theatre Workshop Coulsdon has been putting on annual outdoor productions for a fair few years now, and their A Comedy of Errors back in 2008 remains one of the funniest Shakespeare productions that I have witnessed. In this most special Shakespeare year, director Daniel Ireson gives us that all-time favourite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It is … Read More »