Shakespeare has always been a huge source of inspiration to Footsbarn. No-one else has observed so closely the mechanisms of human passion, from sublime love to hatred and jealousy, from absolute power and ambition to lowly servility. Following the success of three commissions by London’s Globe Theatre, Footsbarn are continuing to mine this unparalleled repertoire in order to create a Shakespearean cabaret filled with humour and gravitas, where anything is possible.
From the Machiavellian machinations of the court to the bacchanalian celebrations of a country wedding, from the forest of Arden to the shores of Bohemia, mankind, nature, the cosmos, all are represented in their wonderful complexity. A unique tribute to the undisputed master of English Theatre, Footsbarn’s latest voyage into the world of the Bard is not to be missed. It´s an evening full of surprises and magic, emotion and joy… A three headed Shakespeare, a casting of male Juliets, Falstaff and his ribald drinking partners, the seven ages of man, to see is to believe!
The show consists of these pieces: Romeo and Juliet - the scene of the Balcony, Hamlet - the scene „To be or not To be“, Richard III - the first scene - monologue of Richard III., Macbeth - the scene "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow", Henry IV – second part - monologue of Rumor, A Midsummer Night´s Dream - the scene of Pyramus and Thisbe, The sonnet no. II.
Footsbarn Travelling Theatre is one of the world’s leading touring companies performing for the most part in one of its circus big tops but also in theatres thoughout the world. Renowned for its exciting adaptations of classics such as Shakespeare & Moliere transcending the barrier of language with its unique blend of visual theatre, music and magic.
CHARACTERS AND CAST
RUMOR, ROMEO, SOLDIER, SONG AND MUSIC: André Júlio Teixeira
RUMOR, SHAKESPEARE, BOLLO, SOLDIER, SONG: Vincent Gracieux
JULIET, THE FOOL, PUCK, PRINCE HAL, SONG AND MUSIC: Naomi Canard
OPPONENT, TIME, HAMLET, BOLLO, FALSTAFF, SONG AND MUSIC: Paddy Hayter
JULIET, EDMOND, HERMIA, SOLDIER, LOVER, SONG: Tony Wadham
JULIET, RICHARD, SOLDIER, SONG AND MUSIC: Haka Resic
THE BEAR, JULIET, SONG: Dominique Prié
THE OLD LADY, THE CHILD, MUSIC: Fredericka Hayter
DIRECTOR: Footsbarn Travelling Theatre
SET, MASKS, PUPPETS: Fredericka Hayter
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Sophie Barraud
COSTUMES: Anna Sjodin
MUSIC COMPOSER: Maurice Horthuis
LIGHTNING DESIGN: Jean Grison
FILM AND PROJECTIONS DESIGN: Sophie Lascelles, Tim Pearce
TECHNICIAN: Brahim Arar, Thierry Meslin
PRODUCTION AND COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT: Flore Monnier
SECRETARY-ACCOUNTANT: Sabrina Chammartin