Reviews

★★★★
'There's a lovely summery feel to Simon Godwin's nimble-footed modern-dress production of this early Shakespeare comedy; it's a stylish and confident RSC debut'
Evening Standard - read the full review

'An ebullient comedy of youthful love'
Evening Standard

★★★★
'Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debut'
Guardian - read the full review

'A delightful evening'
Guardian

★★★★
'Simon Godwin's lively, modern-dress staging…remarkably engaging, amusing and disquieting'
Times

★★★★
'Winning comic fizz to complement its dark side'
Daily Telegraph - read the full review

'A delightful work'
Daily Telegraph

'Works a treat in Simon Godwin's production, niftily designed by Paul Wills and set in modern Italy, with a dolce vita buzz of scooters, nightclubs and open air cafes'
Daily Telegraph

'Godwin's deftly balanced staging'
Daily Telegraph

'Superb performances. Mark Arends captures the devious darkness of Proteus without overplaying it and upsetting the balance of this delicately poised comedy, while Pearl Chanda touchingly captures the way the betrayed Julia is forced to grow up in the course of the play.'
Daily Telegraph

'A lovely, lugubrious performance from Roger Morlidge as the doleful servant, Launce, whose dog Crab gets him into no end of trouble. And the dog itself, a delightful lurcher, is deliciously poignant in his disgrace. Look out too for Nicholas Gerard-Martin, who gives a hilarious performance as the silly ass posh-boy Turio.'
Daily Telegraph

'A superbly fleet-footed production of a play in which sunny comic exuberance is disconcertingly darkened by ominous shadows.'
Daily Telegraph

★★★★
'An absolute treat…catch it on the big screen'
Whatsonstage - read the full review

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live to cinemas on 3 Sept 2014, with later encore broadcasts.

Newcastle Theatre Royal
7 - 11 October

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