Tag Archives: Paul Jesson

Derek Jacobi as King Lear, Richmond Theatre, April 2011

From the first moments of irascible folly to the final moments of grief as he cradles the body of his dearest Cordelia, Derek Jacobi’s Lear came alive on stage in a way that made this relatively long play seem to race past in no time. The production by Michael Grandage, touring from the Donmar, uses …

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The Cherry Orchard, Old Vic, June 2009

Simon Russell Beale as the ex-serf Lopakhin did a splendid job of trying to impose some rational behaviour on these once-wealthy landowners, warning them they will lose the whole estate if they do nothing.

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The Winter’s Tale, at the Old Vic, June 2009

The role of Leontes was brilliantly played by Simon Russell Beale

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