Two Africans looking for Shakespeare. A moving comedy by Two Gents Productions & Tara Arts
Wed 7 to Sat 24 November 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs 15 & 22 Nov 2pm, Sat 17 & 24 Nov 3pm
"This man has experienced what we have only read about... why, this man IS Othello"
Two spirited men arrive in London looking for Shakespeare. They say they are from Balaika, Africa. They have passed through fire to be here and are determined for the great man to hear their stories.
Alas, Shakespeare is dead! However, his theatre still stands. Soon they find themselves swept up and placed on stage in front of an expectant audience. Fame, fortune, and two smitten actresses await. But, can they survive the hostile environment?
In triumphantly energetic style, two actors play men, women and immigration police to portray this funny yet moving story of love, friendship, and ambition. A vibrant and utterly engaging theatre experience not to be missed.
Written by Tonderai Munyevu
Directed and Produced by Arne Pohlmeier
This new production is supported by Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and by Arts Council England.
Post show Q&A Sat 10 Nov 7.30pm
SHAKESPEARE RACE AND IDENTITY
Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education & Research, Shakespeare's Globe
Further panelists to be announced
Post show Q&A Thurs 15 Nov 7.30pm
WITH TWO GENTS PRODUCTIONS
Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITY WORKSHOPS
Method and Madness
Free workshop for group bookings of 20+ students.
Two Gents Productions theatre style and how we got here. An exploration of Shakespeare for the perspective of diverse cultures for Key Stage 4 and 5 and University students. For enquiries email [email protected].
Reviews of previous Two Gents productions:
Uproariously entertaining - The Guardian
A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling - Time Out
A radiant examination of our own humanity - RemoteGoat