A moving comedy about two men arriving in London looking for Shakespeare, by Two Gents Productions with 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 (last seen together in Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic) 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
Performed by Sibusiso Mamba and Tonderai Munyevu
Directed and produced by Arne Pohlmeier
This new production is supported by Arts Council England
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