Brought to you by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Company makes its international debut in Manila direct from the UK.
Two of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays – “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – will be running at The Theatre at Solaire for nine shows only from September 17 to 22.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy about criss-crossed love and feuding fairies, with clod-hopping amateur actors and a magical potion adding to the confusion and mayhem. It will be directed by Juliet Forster.
“Macbeth” is bloody, fast-paced, action-packed, and psychologically tense. Populated by witches, ghosts and haunting apparitions, it tells the story of over-reaching ambition, a toxic marriage, a kingdom in crisis and a man’s encounter with his own darkest self. It will be directed by Damian Cruden, who also serves as the company’s Artistic Director.
Both productions will be coming direct from the summer season at Blenheim Palace, performed by a British cast in their first international season.
Originator of the project and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall, said “As with all the productions we bring to Manila, we are thrilled to have yet another first for the country and an outstanding cast and creative team to deliver it. While Manila audiences will be seated in the comfort of Theatre at Solaire rather than an open-air scaffolding structure, the two productions will be innovative, immersive and fun, with the actors making some of their entrances and exits through the audience. We will have dramatic sword-fights, bubbling cauldrons, wayward fairies, comic love scenes, gruesome murders, grand poetry and no shortage of fake blood! I believe Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre offers something for everyone, and will showcase heritage theatre at its best.”
The show schedules are as follows:
Tuesday, 7:30pm Macbeth
Wednesday, 7:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, 2:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, 7:30pm Macbeth
Friday, 7:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, 2:30pm Macbeth
Saturday, 7:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday 1:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday 6:30pm Macbeth
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre made its first appearance in the historic city of York, UK, last year. Inspired by the famous London Rose Playhouse built in 1587, 12 years prior to The Globe, the 13-sided pop-up Elizabethan theatre was constructed from state-of-the-art scaffolding, corrugated iron and timber, and comprised three tiers of covered seating with an open courtyard for standing ‘groundlings’.
Set in a bustling Elizabethan village, the theatre hosted vibrant productions of some of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays, in the setting for which they were written.
In its debut season last year, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre garnered popular and critical acclaim, as well as awards for Best Cultural Experience and Best Attraction. Nearly 80,000 people enjoyed the Bard’s work in this traditional setting. This year Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will return for a second season in York, while simultaneously a second theatre will make its debut at Blenheim Palace in Oxford UK.
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.
For more information on Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, you can visit www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com.
You can buy tickets HERE.