A bundle of Shakespeare – one ticket for two shows on the same evening
Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. The fourth wall has been utterly obliterated, as the audience take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard’s party in this intimate, exciting, and moving production. Let Richard entertain you…but will you survive?
Richard III (A One Woman Show) was created by director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir and performer Emily Carding during a theatre residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2014, and premiered at Prague Fringe in May 2015, winning every single award – unprecedented in the history of Prague Fringe. It then went on to win the coveted ‘Bobby’ award at Edinburgh Fringe.
Since then Richard III (A One Woman Show) has toured throughout the UK and internationally, including Rome, Verona, Iceland, Slovakia, Romania, Pakistan, St Petersburg and New York, all to high praise.
‘Emily Carding and Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir’s adaptation of Richard III is a smart, sparse, stripped back version of the text built around Carding’s utterly compelling performance.’ ****
“Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders his way to the English throne is in a league of its own.” *****
‘Coolly psychotic’ ****
New York Times
Lear and his Daughters
Dan Allum originally developed Lear and his Daughters for BBC Radio 4, before re-adapting the idea for the stage.
Lear and his Daughters is an evocative mix of poetic beauty and gritty realism about strong yet flawed individuals on the margins of society. The style of music is provocatively dark and atmospheric and carries us to a hidden world of passion, obsession and madness. This is a world rarely seen on stage before where surreal mysticism is fused with cultural identity and the themes of family bonds, personal loyalty and hunger for power resonate throughout.
Dan has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Court Theatre. Most recently his musical drama, Carmen – The Gypsy, was developed at the National Theatre before touring the UK. Dan is also an established writer for radio whose work includes Atching Tan (Stopping Place), an original 36 part series for BBC R4 that was nominated for both the BBC’s Richard Imison and Audio Drama Awards.
He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Romany Theatre Company whose productions have toured nationally to high acclaim, and created work in association with the BBC. (www.romanytheatrecompany.com)
Dan currently has an original TV drama series in development and has developed two other original TV drama series for BBC TV and ITV Studios.
Reviews for Dan’s productions:
“Magnificent original music.” – The Stage
“There is a brooding bloody power in Dan Allum’s three-hander about Gypsy life. Using music and ritual to hypnotic effect.” – The Guardian
“A fluid, heartrending, beautifully staged production … A must see little gem that will leave you wanting more…” – The British Theatre Guide
“Defines easy categorization… powerful… fascinating…” – Plays To See
“There is an intelligent mixture of music, ballet and song which, along with the Romany music, take us into the mystical world that surrounds this people.” – What’s On Stage
“These pagan trappings – of blood and earth and sorcery carry an unnerving, visceral charge on stage.” – Timeout
Tickets: Standard £25 , Concessions £20 (includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
(Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Children Under 18, Equity Members, and Keepers/Friends)
Running time: 120 minutes (includes a 30 minute interval)
Enjoy a delicious two-course meal before the show for an additional £25 per person!
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