Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 June
★★★★ 'The audience is begging the brass to 'play on' long after the last curtain call.’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ' Fun and energetic' Reviews Hub
'Paul Hart creates many magical and inventive theatrical moments... tremendous fun.' British Theatre Guide
'Jaunty jazz age production' WhatsOnStage
“If music be the food of love…”
Reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war, this brand new production bursts to life. Fuelled by a scintillating selection of energetic jazz music, an outstanding ensemble of actors creates a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play. The radical spirit of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is fused with an innovative approach to staging and actor-musicianship to tell this timeless story of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, balancing comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure.
The Watermill Theatre has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare. Previous productions have toured internationally and to London’s West End
UK tour sponsored by Neal's Yard Remedies
Schools Workshops - Click on Further Information for dates times and prices.
School education pack
Tue-Sat at 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees at 2.15pm
Tickets £25 – £10
Post Show Talk
Wednesday 21 June
Audio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 22 June at 2.15pm & 7.30pm Touch Tours are free and take place 90 minutes before the performance starts, to book your place on a touch tour call the ticket office on 01722 320 333.
Cast & Creatives
Director Paul Hart
Designer Katie Lias
Movement Tom Jackson Greaves
Music Associate Johnny Flynn
Watermill Theatre Pre-Show Schools Workshop
Thursday 22 June at 11.30am
Workshops are an excellent way of exploring the production in depth and will be facilitated by a member of the cast, creative team or professional facilitator from The Watermill.
Running Time 90 minutes
Tickets are limited so book early by calling the ticket office on 01722 320 333.
Watermill Theatre In School workshops
For more information and to book and in school workshop click here for a PDF attachment.