Thought to have been first performed in 1606 as a response to the Gunpowder Plot against James I, and William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, Macbeth is a story of power, ambition, witchcraft and murder.
Much Ado About Nothing, believed to have been written in 1598, is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, and takes its defamed woman plot from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.
One of William Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’, Measure for Measure alludes to the Jacobean preoccupation with ridding London of its brothels. The play explores the darker side of human nature: hypocrisy, depravity and betrayal.
When Juilet finds herself pregnant by her lover Claudio ahead of their nuptials, the young man is sentenced to death by the pernicious and puritanical Angelo, who has assumed temporary control of Vienna.
This orchestral work by Henri Dutilleux was commissioned by the conductor George Szell in 1959 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra. Composed between 1963 and 1964, it was first performed by Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra on 14 January 1965.
Ed Harcourt performs his song 'Church of No Religion' live at Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If'.
Ed Harcourt performs his song 'El Magnifico' live at Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If'.
Ed Harcourt performs his song 'The Trapdoor' live at Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If'.
Developed in partnership with the Y Touring Theatre Company and performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Mind the Gap tells the story of three disparate people who find themselves stranded in a deserted underground station.
Described as "a love-hate relationship played on a tightrope of tension", this is Strindberg's drama about sex and class warfare. Janet McTeer plays the aristocratic daughter who breaks off her engagement.
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Manchester: A woman trying to understand breaking tradition for love.