SHAKESPEARE SHORTS

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Dates and Times

24 June 2014 to 6 June 2014 at 7.30pm

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Ticket information

£12

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Presented by Action to the Word

From the award-winning team that created A Clockwork Orange (Soho Theatre/International Tour), Action To The Word celebrate their inaugural production’s seventh birthday. Action To The Word premiered Shakespeare Shorts at the ADC in Cambridge when most of the company were still students. 

Since then, the company has developed into an eclectic and exciting troupe of practitioners, from all backgrounds and disciplines. Still boasting its core team, Action To The Word are now delighted to return to Camden People’s Theatre – essentially their London home having performed Clockwork Orange, Agamemnon, Eumenides, The Merchant of Venice and Constance & Sinestra and The Cabinet of Dreams there over the last five years. As the company serve up a kaleidoscopic taster tray of Shakespeare’s best bits, meet them on Bankside where drugs are quick and what’s done is done. With an exciting, electric soundtrack and their powerful ensemble, join them for this celebration of the great Bard – playing in rep with their world premiere of Busstopkisser.

 

About the company

Action To The Word deliver dynamic, exciting and shocking theatre from new musicals to electrifying adaptations of classics. Led by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, the company is currently touring their award-winning A Clockwork Orange which is co-produced by the international producers of Stomp, Glynis Henderson Productions. Created originally for London's fringe, the show continues to thrive, running to rave reviews and a sell-out season at the Soho Theatre before touring all over the world. The Independent called it "charismatic, muscular and infinitely watchable."

This summer they will premiere their brand-new actor-musician production of Dracula, adapted by Alexandra Spencer-Jones. The show previews at Pleasance London before running at Pleasance throughout this year's Edinburgh Festival. Recently, the company won a WhatOnStage/MTM Award for their new musical Constance & Sinestra  which ran at 2011's Edinburgh Festival, transferred to the New Wimbledon Theatre, played at the Latitude Festival, and continues into development in 2014. Action To The Word have also just completed their workshop production of the new immersive 1960s adaptation of The Oresteia: Eumenides, completing their Oresteia Cycle, and will further workshop BUSSTOPKISSER (Company of Angels) in June 2014.

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