Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm
‘the best piece of physical theatre I’ve ever seen’ **** review everythingtheatre.co.uk
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.
‘this contemporary slice of theatre might ignite your passion for alternative Shakespeare‘ – london.lecool.com
Tickets: £13 Full Price / £11 Concs / £8 Under 16s /Group discount available.
10% off a combined show and workshop booking
There is also a workshop available for schools/colleges to accompany the show which 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
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: www.concerttheatre.org.uk