As part of this weekends Shakespeare In The House festival which is taking place in Rothe House, Kilkenny, us folks at Devious Theatre are performing a 45 minute slot entitled Shakespeare In Bits.
With Stags and Hens being full tilt ahead, it wasn't possible for us to stage a full on Shakespeare production so we decided to do something to complement the fine work that will no doubt be done by the good thespians of Dreamstuff Youth Theatre.
The production is made up of various Shakespeare related sketches (Shakespeare's editor and a 16th centruy version of the Bale rant with William Shakespeare walking in front of the 'cantelbras'), some Shakespeare based works (The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead), some devised Shakespeare pieces, some monologues and a whole lot of nice little bridging devices between. It's going to be a crash course in Shakespeare for the ADD generation.
With a troupe of 7 actors (all well versed in the playing of Shakespeare), this should be a fast paced mish mash of a mixed bag of Shakespeare related hi-jinks. Apart from myself, the actors involved are Scott Barriscale, Stephen Colfer, John Doran, Ken McGuire, Kevin Mooney and Niamh Moroney.
The festival takes place all over the weekend and there's plenty going on throughout the rather splendid setting of Rothe House for two days. And it's all entirely free! So do pop along. Bring rotten vegetables if needs be. Just save them for the kids.
We're on at 3pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.