Margaret Island Open-Air Stage: Comedy in English presented by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse on 1 July at 8PM.
William Shakespeare: The two gentlemen of Verona
Date and time: 1 July 2016 (Friday), 8 pm
Venue: Margaret Island Open-Air Stage
Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle, and falls for Silvia too. When Valentine plots an elopement, Proteus betrays him and Valentine is banished and joins some outlaws in the forest. What are the chances that he’ll be pursued by Silvia, and Silvia by Proteus, and Proteus by Julia, and that all will be waited upon – after a fashion – by their servants Speed and Launce and even Launce’s dog, Crab?
This riotous new production is led by a joyful ensemble of players who will delight with songs, romance and chaos, and hurl Shakespeare’s anarchic comedy into the 21st century.
Shakespeare’s remarkable comedy is presented in original language, by the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre company’s authentic performance. The performance in Budapest is part of their tour commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of the writer genius.
Director: Nick Bagnall
Designer: Katie Sykes
Composer: James Fortune
Choreographer: Tom Jackson Greaves
Leah Brotherhead – Julia
Garry Cooper – Duke
Aruhan Galieva – Sylvia
Guy Hughes – Valentine
Amber James – Lucetta
Adam Keast – Speed
Charlotte Mills – Launce
Dharmesh Patel – Proteus
Fred Thomas – Musician