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“Amazing Theatre”
Review of Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre
Certificate of Excellence
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Amazing Theatre”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

The theatre and set are stunning. We definitely fall into the category of non- theatre goers who wanted to take in a Shakespeare play whilst in Stratford.

The quality of acting was superb but like this kind of play, is difficult to follow the words but not the jist!

Definitely worth a visit even if you're a heathen like me!)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Antony and Cleopatra”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

very interesting production, good staging and use of the Haitian/Egyptian setting. the secondary actors were particularly good. the theatre itself is interesting in that it's set up like a Shakespearean theatre. unfortunately we bought tickets right up on the right on the 2nd floor which gave us a bit of a neck strain, but we knew that before we bought the tickets so can't complain. a few people seemed to have come along for the fact of seeing a shakespeare play (to tick off on their tourist list) rather than actually understanding the play so that was a bit disappointing, but you can't really fault the theatre for that. enjoyable experience and lovely building.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful space”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I didn't have time to see their current production, but saw the theater, which is warm, and comfortable and wonderfully thought out, is directly adjacent to the main RSC theater, and in a beautiful, old building, something to see in itself. As far as quality, if it's on at the Swan, I knew it would be good.

Visited November 2013
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Bude, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Tudor treat”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We saw the new Antony and Cleopatra production. The whole performance was absolutely mesmerising, especially as the theatre is a modern take on an original theatre of the time with a two storey gallery surrounding three sides of the stage so that you are almost part of the performance rather than just a spectator. A truly wonderful experience. After the show we were having a late supper and the whole cast walked into the virtually empty restaurant (it was very late). As we were leaving we just had to say how much we enjoyed the performance and they were all so friendly and chatted to us for a while. The perfect end to the perfect day.

Visited November 2013
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Mad World”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Really good fun and timing impeccable in delivering the funny lines. Loved the setting, Really high standard of performance and good value for money,

Visited October 2013
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