Crowded – spoken word and mental health drama

Crowded, an immersive new spoken word drama for teenagers and adults by children’s theatre specialists Half Moon Theatre and Apples and Snake, England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, embarks on a nationwide 10 venue tour, from Wednesday 6 November to Friday 22 November 2019, premiering at Half Moon Theatre for ten performances. Developed in directContinue reading “Crowded – spoken word and mental health drama”

A Taste of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre

Shelagh Delaney was only 19 when she wrote A Taste of Honey, first staged in 1958. She’d been to see a dull play in Manchester by Terence Rattigan and felt she could do better. She sent it to Joan Littlewood, along with a note explaining that she was something of a theatre novice, but hadContinue reading “A Taste of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre”

Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre

Frankenstein was never really about a scary monster. Rona Munro’s revised version of the seminal gothic horror novel places 18-year-old writer Mary Shelley (played by Eilidh Loan) as the key protagonist, wrestling with what it takes to create the perfect ghost story. On tour, it stopped off at Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre for four nights.Continue reading “Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre”

A Taste of Honey visits The Marlowe Theatre

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s taboo breaking play, written in the 1950s when she was just 19, is embarking on a UK tour – including a visit to Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford, and offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities andContinue reading “A Taste of Honey visits The Marlowe Theatre”

Handlebards present Much Ado About Nothing

The thing about Shakespeare, is that everyone takes him so seriously. Are we being faithful to the text? Have we captured the context of the time? What exactly was he trying to say here? Angst and hours have been sweated over trying to read and perform the perfect Shakespeare play. But maybe we’re just meantContinue reading “Handlebards present Much Ado About Nothing”