Ensemble of the famous Globe Theatre from London will perform The Two Gentlemen of Verona by Shakespeare, directed by Nick Bagnall, on the Main Stage on 28th June.
Nick Bagnall has created a brand new, anarchic version of this early Shakespeare’s comedy, written in 1591, with a focus on music, by using an Elizabethan style booth stage, inspired by paintings and etchings from Shakespeare’s time.
The plot is based on love. Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle, and falls for Silvia too. When Valentine plots an elopement, Proteus betrays him and Valentine is banished and joins some outlaws in the forest…
What are the chances that he’ll be pursued by Silvia, and Silvia by Proteus?
Will Julia pursue Proteus?
Finally, will all be waited upon – after a fashion – by their servants Speed and Launce and even Launce’s dog, Crab?
This riotous romantic comedy is performed by a joyful ensemble of players who will delight with songs, romance and chaos.
The cast: Leah Brotherhead (Julia), Garry Cooper (Duke), AruhanGalieva (Sylvia), Guy Hughes (Valentine), Amber James (Lucetta), Adam Keast (Speed), Charlotte Mills (Launce), Dharmesh Pat (Proteus) and Fred Thomas (Musician/Crab the Dog).
In this production, Katie Sykes is a designer, James Fortune is a composer and Tom Jackson Greaves is a choreographer.