SHAKESPEARE VERSUS MOLIÈRE
Co-produced by Indigo Moon (UK) & Compagnie Via Cane (France)
Wednesday 8 November
If Shakespeare and Moliѐre were our contemporaries what would they write about migrants today? A wave of migrants has landed on French and English shores, all hoping for a better life. Grandeur and decadence, social upheaval and love affairs are brought to life by a puppeteer from each country, each in the role of a border guard… a highly visual bilingual production, applying classic texts to very modern migration.
Using table–top puppetry, acting , objects, live cued music & projection, this show concerns the migrant crisis and abuse of power … even more relevant in today’s political climate.. and puts into question the role of Shakespearean witches reincarnated in the form of Weapons, Media and Money.
“… brilliant puppetry for grown ups, very relevant to today’s changing world of National and International politics” Audience Member, Beverley Puppet Festival.
Shakespeare versus Molière is aimed at adults and young people from age 12. The company say: ‘This is powerful visual theatre aimed at adults, and much of the script is excerpts from Shakespeare or Moliere (in English or French). It’s also excellent for secondary schools or students of French, drama or humanities. There is no explicit content but it’s really not a children’s show.’
£12 Full-price Adults
£10 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions
£1.80 booking fee applies to all card transactions (no fee for members – click here for details)
Running Time: 50mins + post show discussion