Two Metres or Not Two Metres?
That's the question at Bard in the Yard as Questors relaunches outdoors
The Questors Theatre in Ealing is set to become one of the first London venues to return to live performances with a series of productions in their courtyard.
Bard in the Yard, directed by David Hovatter is a medley of abridged plays by Shakespeare to be performed from 29-31 August.
The playwright’s life was shaped by viruses: he was born during the bubonic plague which killed at least a third of Europeans and shut theatres for 14 months. But during the height of the plague, Shakespeare wrote some of his greatest works including many of the plays to be performed.
The plays will be packed into 7-minute quick-fire snippets, which will be physically acted out (minus the touching, of course) by a company of actors. These plays include: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet.
There will only be 30 seats available for each performance, all positioned socially-distant from each other. You are also welcome to bring a pillow, to put on your seat, for maximum comfort.
There will be drinks available from the Grapevine bar from 4.30 to 5.15pm (bottled beer/ wine/ soft drinks only), to be drunk outside.
First release of tickets will be available to members only. Second release will be available to the general public. Tickets will only be available to purchase online. Keep an eye on The Questors website for updates.
One man, in his time, wears many masks… so make sure yours is on tight.
August 13, 2020