Opened 13 Sep 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Owle Schreame theatre company presents three obscure Jacobean plays, two of them world premieres, in performance at the burial site of their authors. Staged at their final resting places, these classical productions are unique in having their Playwrights present for the run. With pieces so obscure the production scripts have been transcribed from the original texts, this Autumn the Owle Schreame theatre company are literally making history with a pair of world premieres, nearly 400 years after their writing. Any profit made is intended to go towards a memorial to these forgotten writers, and the playtexts are to be published by the company, with production notes and performance details. The season is funded entirely by the company's Artistic Director Brice Stratford, who is also producing, directing and performing in the shows. Previously he directed, produced and performed in the acclaimed 2011 production of Measure for Measure on the archeological remains of the Elizabethan Rose Theatre, creating the first Stage Jig on that site in over 400 years; he was presented with an Off West End Award in 2013.
Three 400 year old plays, two of them performed for the first time in history - all on the burial site of their authors. Featuring Sex and Swords, Murder and Torture, Kidnap and summoning Satan; all for only a fiver. Raw, interactive, classical performances designed for a modern audience. This is not Museum Theatre.
This event takes place at the Poets Church, St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LG (by Tottenham Court Road tube)