Work Bard Play Bard 2 – lineup

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It’s time to announce the lineup for the second Work Bard Play Bard at the Pleasance Islington!

You can get tickets to see all these wonderful artists directly from The Pleasance. The event takes place on Sunday 15th February.

This exciting lineup includes several guest companies, plus the talented winners of our IdeasTap competition.

Work Bard Play Bard #2

15th February 2015, 7.30pm at Pleasance Islington

– full lineup –

The Merely Players @merely_players
The stripped-back Shakespeare troupe return, after collaborating with us on the The Shakespeare Shuffle and the last Work Bard, with a preview of their new five-person Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Handlebards @thehandlebards
Also collaborators on The Shakespeare Shuffle, the madcap all-male bike troupe present an extract from their critically acclaimed Twelfth Night, not seen since their smash-hit cycle tour in 2013! Be prepared to laugh. A lot.

Anna Beecher @annabeecher
Performance artist, poet, and our in-house dramaturg, Anna will be presenting a new interactive poetry work – Couplets for Couples.

Joue le Genre @jouelegenre
After taking Work Bard Play Bard by storm, and joining Smooth Faced Gents for Macbeth, actress Emma Bentley is returning. She’ll be presenting the next stage of her comedic work-in-progress To She Or Not To She, picking up where she left off last time.

Damn’d Spot @damndspot
Also returning from the last Work Bard, this exciting new Shakespeare company will be presenting extracts from Two Gentlemen of Verona

– plus –

Schizothemia @schizothemia
performing an extract from Midsummer Night’s Dream… in Irish!

Slick Rat @slick_rat
with Measure For Measure The Musical

Eunoia  @eunoia
returning with an extract from Henry V, including a very different princess

Worklight Theatre @worklight_uk
presenting The Monster, an top-notch original Shakespeare-inspired work exploring violent relationships

Shakespeare Happens
Invisible Shakespeare in the bar!

Grinding the Wheat
Shakespeare collides with internet dating in the original comedy sketch

Come Away Death
A musical exploration of the gender-mixed romance in Twelfth Night

Sarah Milton
A heart-warming extract from Romeo & Juliet

Marie Fortune and Gareth McChlery
Marie, who appeared in our Macbeth, will be exploring one of Shakespeare’s most dysfunctional couples, opposite her real-life partner. Romantic?

– and hosted by –

Smooth Faced Gentlemen @smoothfacedgent
The UK’s only all-female Shakespeare company.
We’ll also be performing extracts from our plays and exploring new work,
including:
Hamlet – the directorial debut of our actor, Madeline Gould, exploring Hamlet and Ophelia
Macbeth – directed by artistic director Ashlea Kaye, a chance to catch one of the most heart breaking scenes between Macbeth and his wife

– plus more scenes and guests to be announced! –

Tickets are selling fast, so bag yours now!

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