Richard III and The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Michael Pavelka with Lighting by Ben Ormerod
At The Watermill Theatre 13 – 30 April 2011
Edward Hall, Artistic Director of Propeller, will direct Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, both of which will n at The Watermill Theatre for a limited season 13 – 30 April
Propeller’s production of Richard III is a wonder of macabre beauty and bloody sensuality as the devilish House of York, led by the machiavellian Richard, takes on the purer-than-pure House of Lancaster in an England riven by civil war. This production will be the sixth and final chapter in Hall’s staging of Shakespeare’s complete Wars of the Roses cycle.
The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s neatest comedies, a model of comic plotting and finely balanced construction. Two pairs of twins, each separated from their sibling at birth, leave a perfectly symmetrical trail of confusion behind them when a shipwreck unites them on the same island. Full of music, Propeller’s production will emphasise the light and the laughter in this intricately comic masterpiece.
Edward Hall founded Propeller at The Watermill Theatre. As director of the company his shows have included The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale and Rose Rage. He was appointed Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre in January 2010.
The company retains many of the actors from previous shows Richard Clothier, John Dougall, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Sam Swainsbury, Richard Frame, Jon Trenchard, Robert Hands, David Newman, Wayne Cater, Thomas Padden, Chris Myles, Dominic Tighe, Kelsey Brookfield, Tony Bell, Chris Myles and Dominic Tighe.
Eves 7.30pm – Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm except 30 April – shows start one hour earlier
Tickets: £17.50, £26 & £30
Box Office: 01635 46044 or online www.watermill.org.uk