Now is the Winter
This article is from 2010.
Unless you’re seriously intimate with Shakespeare’s original give this a miss. This one-woman reinterpretation of Richard III retells the story from his ascendancy to the battle of Bosworth through the eyes of a faithful servant. A challenging notion, but there’s a reason Shakespeare wrote this for an ensemble. Confusion abounds. All credit goes to performer Helen McGregor for a committed effort, but as a concept, this drags.
Augustine’s, 510 0022, until 30 Aug, 6.45pm, £8 (£6).