23 January 2016, 19:30
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To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death Anglia Contemporary Theatre will present a series of 4 productions, based on the Bard’s works, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and the premiere of a new musical by Rebecca Applin and Susannah Pearse, Shakespeare’s Shadows:
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.
- 23 January 2016, 19:30
- Mumford Theatre
- Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 Anglia Ruskin students, and children)
- Book online, call the Box Office on 01223 352932 or see our booking information page for more options.