Patsy Rodenburg director*Student on the BA Technical Theatre Arts programme
Sue Lefton director & choreographer
Mark Simmonds designer
Eliot Shrimpton dramaturg
Rory Beaton lighting designer*
Sean Mortimer sound designer*
Matthew Ferguson video designer*
Samuel Wilson composer+
Alex Hall composer+
+Student on the BMus programme
Shakespeare’s work changed our theatre, language and even, some say,
the perceptions we have of ourselves. His 154 sonnets published in 1609
document his passions, both intellectual and personal. They inform and
merge with many of his plays.
Using the sonnets as springboards
into his creative and personal life, this new devised piece explores the
theatre, acting, passions and politics of Shakespeare’s life.
This production will tour to Shanghai Grand Theatre on 1 & 2 April: www.shgtheatre.com; National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing on 6 April, and Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre on 8 April.
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The directors Patsy Rodenburg and Sue Lefton, DSM Ellie Cheyette, and cast members Bessie Carter and Akpore Uzoh join us to chat about the production.
Part of Shakespeare400About Shakespeare400
Shakespeare400 is a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, coordinated by King’s College London, which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quartercentenary year.
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