“Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare” is a compilation of Shakespeare pieces to be professionally performed at The Space, Queen Street, Colchester ( formerly Shoeworld) on 22nd and 23rd April 2010 at 7.30 pm prior to it’s performance on the Bankside Rose, London South Bank on Saturday 24th.
The performance promises Shakespeare at its most accessible and a great evening of the Bard at his best and will be presented as a rehearsed reading by The Guerrilla Shakespeare Company, Colchester’s own hit and run bardolators in association with Slack Space Colchester.
The performance includes some romance, tragedy, history, comedy, a bit of Bard biography, sonnets, the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet” bits of “Hamlet”,and “Othello” , some knockabout comedy like the watch scene from “Much Ado”, Launce and his invisible dog from “Two Gentlemen of Verona” , plus the Rude Mechanicals and an amazing punk fairy jazz song from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”.
The company, directed by Dorian Kelly, is a mix of experienced professional actors and amateurs, including some incredibly talented professional actors people, such as Kathryn Ritchie, Tunji Falana and Walter Van Dyk, and local people Jason Cattrell ( the New Route Theatre Company) and Sally Tarpey with music specially written by Maria Eracleous
The Guerrilla Shakespeare Company plans to roll this out as a collaboration of a large number of simultaneous productions on April 24th 2012 as a part of “Shakespeare 2012”.
The Space, Queen Street a large empty shop in collaboration with Slack Space, Colchester’s empty shop artists network.
April 22nd and 23rd at 7.30 pm
The Rose Bankside
April 24th at 7.30 pm
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