9 April 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: Tickets: £13 Full Price / £11 Concs / £8 Under 16s
The Rite of Spring / Romeo and Juliet brings together Stravinsky’s score with Shakespeare’s play: the production uses Trestle’s expressive character half masks and piano four hands to create a music-oriented physical theatre retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.
Conceived by award-winning pianist An-Ting Chang and her innovative theatre company Concert Theatre, the production features concert pianists from the Royal Academy of Music, actors and director trained at the Lecoq School and mask specialists from Trestle Theatre who have designed and created the half masks especially for the show.
There is also a workshop to accompany show with 10% off a combined show and workshop booking for schools/colleges. The workshops uses Commedia dell’arte and the language of half mask to bring the characters and text of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to life. This can support programmes of study across the curriculum such as Drama, Theatre Studies, English, Music, Performing Arts & PSHEE. For further details or to book a workshop, please contact: email@example.com / 01727 850950
You can book by calling the Box Office on 01727 850950 or online at www.allaboutstalbans.com. Discounts available for large parties, Schools and Colleges please call 01727 850950 for details.
For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact: Annie Robertson, Company Coordinator.
t: 01727 850950 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.
About Concert Theatre
Concert Theatre is a combination form in which classical music and drama are performed live together. Music becomes not just an atmospheric underscore but another language expressed by the musicians, a voice and character in its own right, spoken alongside the actors on the same stage. The two distinct works are presented side by side to create deeper resonance and complexity of interpretation in each and a rich complete performance. For more info, tour dates and venues visit: http://concerttheatre.org.uk/