After almost half the year spent working on devised musical “Day of the Living” for the RSC I will be returning to my classical theatre joy by performing in a premier of a 400 year old play. Yes I know. It’s 400 years old, is the earliest surviving comedy written by a woman and yet, to my knowledge, there is only one complete copy of the play text and it lives at the writer’s home Penshurst Place. And the writer herself? Lady Mary Wroth, a contemporary of Shakespeare and character in her own right.
Actors from the Urania Theatre Company will rehearse in the house and grounds from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, September 14, with director Martin Hodgson and the public can go along.
Two ticketed performances will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 2pm and 7.30pm in the medieval Baron’s Hall, which will also be professionally filmed and put online on the Shakespeare and His Sisters website, hosted by Lancaster University.
More to follow…