Why must I be a teenager in love? CODA Croydon presents Romeo and Juliet in Wandle Park

Posted on August 7th, by Sue Harling in Culture. 2 comments

Love was definitely not lost or laboured,in this lovingly staged take on Shakespeare’s ode to doomed romance

My quiz-team friends will confirm that I “don’t do Shakespeare”, but I know from CODA’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2016 that it is possible to enjoy his works when you’re not worrying about memorising quotes for your O level (GCSE, in old money). This year’s CODA production … Read More »

Breakfast Cats theatre company to perform The Complete Works of Shakespeare at the Oval

Posted on April 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April the Breakfast Cats Theatre Company will perform ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ on the outdoor stage at the Oval Tavern, Oval Road.

Release begins: The Breakfast Cats‘ show is the company’s own interpretation of the original version by The Reduced Shakespeare Company (performed with its permission).

The show commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The play is … Read More »

Event review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, 29th July – 8th August

Posted on July 29th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

There was a star danced over Coulsdon Manor Hotel. Liz Sheppard-Jones followed it

“Oh, do we have to?” said my 13 year old as we headed off to Coulsdon. “It’ll all be ‘hath’ and ‘doth’ and ‘quoth’”.

Let’s save ourselves a lot of time here: yes, you do have to, and one day you’ll thank me. But I sympathise – Shakespeare in the classroom is forbidding. There’s the … Read More »

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wandle Park

Posted on July 30th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones is spellbound by the fun of fairyland in the Croydon Opera and Dramatic Association‘s outdoor production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

Time: 7:45pm Wednesday 30th July – Saturday 2nd August, 2:30pm matinee on Saturday 2nd August

Location: the bandstand, Wandle Park, Croydon (two minutes walk from Wandle Park tramstop, ten minutes on foot from Croydon town centre)

Tickets: £10.00.

Oh but I’m happy writing … Read More »