Shakespeare's Shadows

21 January 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre


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1642. England. The interregnum. 26 years after Shakespeare's death his legacy is already in jeopardy. Oliver Cromwell and his puritanical government have banned the theatre and shut all the playhouses.

An unemployed company of actors (now officially known as 'rogues') angered and disempowered by the new status quo, decide to break into the Tower of London where one Edward Sexby has been locked up for inciting people to kill Oliver Cromwell with his inflammatory pamphlet Killing No Murder.

Their plan is to help him carry out his objective, restore the crown and bring back the theatre. But after a night amongst the shadows of the Tower encountering the likes of Ariel, Puck, Prospero and the three witches, the rogues realise they don't need a playhouse to do theatre and that imagination is the best magic of all.

This performance will be assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Drama & Performing Arts students.

Event Details

21 January 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre
Mumford Theatre
Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 Anglia Ruskin students, and children)
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