Reviews

Video Review, by Glenn Condell

Shakespeare Unbound, actor Colin David Reese’s attempt to imaginatively channel the thoughts and recollections of John Heminges, who along with Henry Condell published the First Folio in 1623, provides real insights into the great man, his plays, his times and the laborious process of bringing the Shakespearean canon to print.... read more


Video Review, by Ricky Onsman

It’s one thing to have a clever idea, such as telling the story of William Shakespeare’s life and work through the eyes and voice of one of his fellow actors, a colleague who outlived the Bard and was among those responsible for ensuring that his plays survived in written form.

And... read more


Theatre Review in The Sheffield Star

Shakespeare Unbound – a Gift to the Future, The Lantern Theatre, by Stephen Grigg.

Seven years after Shakespeare’s death, his great friend, John Heminges, produced a compendium of his plays.

Colin David Reese is the author and star of this one-man play. He has 55 years treading the boards. His charisma and... read more


Theatre Review from Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe: In this simply-staged, well-acted one-man play, we’re invited to meet John Heminges – the man who published the first collected volume of Shakespeare’s plays, saving many of them from a slow decline into obscurity. Greeting us, the “ghosts of the future”, he shares his memories of the man... read more


Theatre Review in Remote Goat

Shakespeare Unbound: A Gift to the Future at the Bierkeller Theatre was quite the entrancing revelation last night.

Produced by The Cedar Theatre Company, it starred British-born actor and director Colin David Reese in a one man show as John Heminges, mentor and playing compatriot of the young William Shakespeare. Beginning... read more


Theatre Review, by Bethany Copeland

Colin David Reese brings John Heminges to life in his one-man show Shakespeare Unbound – a Gift To The Future

John Heminges was the man responsible for bringing Shakespeare’s work to print. Reese resurrected this relatively unknown character through a natural, convincing performance and audience engagement.

Reese’s Heminges travelled into the future... read more


Shakespeare Unbound…in a Nutshell, by Will Sutton

A Visit with Colin David Reese

… It all began with the internet. Just to be clear FB friends are people you interact with online and have never met in person.

A FB friend introduced me to another FB friend of hers. He joined my fb group page. There are several such... read more