Below are updates on the work currently undertaken;
Antony & Cleopatra Unto Death
Details to be announced.
Carrying on the living tradition of this thing we all call Shakespeare
The third part of the Trilogy comprising three works:
Time After Time - the play written and performed in 2003
Shakespeare's Dream - the book published in 2019
I, Shakespeare - a book currently being written in 2022
new plays and books giving new and
sustainable life to Shakespeare’s work
Queen Gertrude: the killing thereof
This will be the 11th new play that attempts to find new discoveries about Shakespeare’s plays and how they were written. This one-woman piece is inspired by Janet Adelman’s seminal book Suffocating Mothers; in this play, Queen Gertrude is finally allowed to tell her side of the famous story.
Workshops have been completed, and a draft of the play is now in place.
King Lear (alone)
Over the last seven years, our play King Lear (alone) has been performed in venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Bath, Bristol, Oldham, Edinburgh, Buxton, and London. This one-man play revisits the words and themes of the Shakespeare original solely from the perspective of Lear himself. By dispensing with the other 28 characters, the audience is allowed a unique insight into his feelings and thoughts.
Feedback from the audience and reviewers has been extremely positive, and we are now looking at how the piece can be performed in audio and video.
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The starting point for all our work was the performance of a newly written play Time After Time.
Whilst the piece is clearly a homage to the work of Shakespeare, nevertheless its major impetus and thrusts were to explore the nature of his creativity and to see Shakespeare in the context of being a part of a theatrical continuum. In the play, this continuum, or tradition, starts by actively being grounded in the work and times of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, but in the second half, Shakespeare is catapulted into the 20th Century, to encounter some of the major theatre creations his work helped bring about.
The play has now been rewritten as a book, and is on sale in Amazon.
focusing on how Shakespeare can help
us understand what it is to be Human
This is currently being written and will be made available in the coming months.