Door Ajar Theatre present Thisbe by Samantha Sutherland.
UK Tour February - March 2017
‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ – the daughter of Helena and Demetrius discovers there was never a truer word spoken in this actor-musician follow up to Shakespeare's popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Fourteen years have passed since the fateful night Thisbe’s parents, Helena and Demetrius, were lost in the woods. The only thing they remember is waking up completely in love with one another. But as their love becomes obsession, where does this leave their neglected and confused daughter, Thisbe?
Cue the prankster Puck and his fairy flunkeys who love nothing more than to meddle with the mortal world. With the promise of solving all of her problems, they lure Thisbe into the woods where it isn’t long before she finds herself embroiled in their roguery.
Intoxicated with magic and adventure, has Thisbe gone too far this time? Can she stop her family falling apart? And does she even want to?
Featuring integrated BSL and with an original score, this play is full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality.
|Tuesday 21 February:||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Wednesday 22 February:||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Thursday 23 February:||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Friday 24 February:||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Saturday 25 February:||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Thursday 2 March:||Cast, Doncaster|
|Friday 3 March:||Bremhill Village Hall|
|Saturday 4 March:||Brinkworth Village Hall|
|Thursday 9 March:||Norden Farm, Maidenhead|
|Friday 10 March:||Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford|
|Tuesday 14 March:||Burnley Youth Theatre|
|Friday 17 March:||Great Bedwyn St. Mary’s Church|
|Saturday 18 March:||The Seashell Trust|
|Tuesday 21 March:||York Theatre Royal|
|Wednesday 22 March:||York Theatre Royal|
|Friday 24 March:||Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth|
|Saturday 25 March:||Longbridge Deverill Village Hall|
|Musical Director||David Hewson|
|Lighting Designer||William Ingham|
|Stage Manager||Harrison Brodie|
Photo credit Alex Brenner.
Live Theatre UK
"Thisbe is a deliciously juicy performance, delivered in a
multi-layered way using live instrumentation, voice, chant, BSL interpretation and chorus that pulls out the modernity of Shakespeare’s comedy into a fully accessible show."
Disability Arts Online
"A sparky and intelligent take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the from of a topical and thoughtful sequel"
Winner of the Festival Spirit Award VAULT Festival 2016.