Work Bard Play Bard – lineup

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We’re very proud to announce the lineup for Work Bard Play Bard on the 19th October, including the winners of our IdeasTap competition.

You can get tickets to see all these wonderful artists directly from The Pleasance.

We’ll fill you in our own plans another time – but for now…  let’s get to the good stuff.

Work Bard Play Bard

19th October 2014, 6pm at Pleasance Islington

– full lineup –

The Merely Players @merely_players
Two scenes from the stripped-back Shakespeare troupe, who took London by storm in 2014 with their monthly Merely Shakespeare series at The Cockpit

The Handlebards @peculius
Madcap all-male bike troupe present two extracts from their summer  cycle tour of the UK – Macbeth and Comedy of Errors

Zut Alors @zutalorstheatre
After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Zut Alors will be presenting a pair of playful, immersive extracts from Twelfth Night

Invertigo Theatre @invertigoco
All-male classics company, winners of the Charlie Hartill Prize 2013 and the Deutsche Bank Award, performing sonnets

Le Mot Juste @le_motjuste
Physical theatre company from Le Coq, presenting work from their upcoming reinterpretation of Merchant of Venice

Damn’d Spot @backsbroke
Thrilling new Shakespeare company, and participants in RIFT’s Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival, present a gender-flipped scene from Macbeth

The Rose Company @therosecompany
One of the few all-female classics theatre companies in the UK, with a segment from Richard III

Wicked Bodies @wickedbodies
New company Wicked Bodies will be presenting a special, interactive, hidden scene, originally created for RIFT‘s smash-hit site-specific Macbeth at Balfron Tower.

– plus –

Tony Bell – a special monologue from a founding member of Propeller and Shakespeare In Love actor
Eunoia – flipping the characters’ genders in Measure For Measure
Footfall – a scene from their all-female show, Lear’s Daughters
Joue Le Genre – A Personal Front, the culmination of a year’s research into women in Shakespeare
Anna Reily & Susanna Amato – a hidden extract from Othello
Matt Maltby & Sydney AldridgeThe Taming of The Shrew with cross-gender casting
Kate Goodfellow – one-woman multi-role
extract fromThe Winter’s Tale
Alex Marlow – hard-hitting new writing inspired by Titus Andronicus
Sarah Milton – a pertinent extract from As You Like It

– and hosted by –

Smooth Faced Gentlemen @smoothfacedgent
The UK’s only all-female Shakespeare company.  We’ll also be performing several extracts from our plays, including premiering some future work and a very exciting collaboration…

– plus more special guests to be announced! –

Tickets are selling fast, so bag yours now!

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