Thursday, 2 February 2012

Two plays in one evening!

We are told there is a "lesbian twist" in this new offering from the Bierkeller Theatre.

Feb 5th-9th 2012 at the Bristol Bierkeller Theatre - All Saints Street- BS12NA.  Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:15pm showtime.  Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 at the door.  http://www.bierkellertheatre.com/#/gift-to-the-future/4558377999

The evening is in fact a double bill: 3 actors, 2 plays, 1 evening. 

Shakespeare Unbound is a celebration of John Heminges’s magnificent achievement in preserving at least 18 of his friend’s plays for posterity and the audience is invited into his home as “ghosts of the future” as he recounts many anecdotes and stories of his life with the Bard in an informal manner, also reads several monologues illustrating various aspects of Shakespeare’s views and opinions.

As all biographies of Shakespeare it is of course a fiction but as one person remarked after a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival “this play helped me to see Shakespeare as a real person”

The Lover, The Wife is a modern comedy which is based on a common theme; two women involved with the same man. The play views the situation entirely from the women’s point of view and follows their different stories. They come from different social backgrounds and would never have met but for Christine’s desire to find out who her husband’s mistress is.

As the play progresses, we learn more about Lydia’s and Christine’s backgrounds and they discover that deep-seated ideas can be challenged by understanding another person.

The final scene brings the women together in ways that neither imagined possible and is a celebration of the solidarity that women can share.

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