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
Two migrants both alike in dignity
in his city where we lay our dreams.
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
CLICK HERE to watch Tonderai and Arne speaking about The Moors on London Live.
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
Dr Preti Taneja award-winning writer, We That Are Young , and scholar at Warwick University and Jesus College Cambridge and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker.
Tonderai Munyevu writer of The Moors
Further panelists to be announced
Post show Q&A - Thurs 15 Nov 7.30pm
WITH TWO GENTS PRODUCTIONS
Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier
Post Show Discussion - Thursday 22nd November
With writer Tonderai Munyevu and Scholar Malcolm Cocks on 'Queer Shakespeare"
Celebrate 10 years of Two Gents Productions - Saturday 24 November, 9pm
Post-show music from Otto and The Mutapa Calling
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