Bard Heads takes an updated look at some well-loved characters from six of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and imagines what might have happened next.
Every Thursday for six weeks Tortive Theatre will be bringing you one of the Bard Heads series of plays.
THE THIRD WITCH FROM THE LEFT - Thursday 14th January
What's done cannot be undone - or can it? Meg the witch seeks help.
Born in Avebury, Meg the witch is haunted by a night she can never forget. Now a successful cookery writer and astrologer, she undertakes a time-travelling journey to find answers for what happened on that blasted Scottish heath.
CALL ME OZ - Thursday 21st January
Sweet Prince? Confirmed bachelor Osric lampoons Hamlet.
Constipated Osric has not spoken about Hamlet and the Elsinore massacre for over 45 years, but after a devastating session with his therapist, he is compelled to reveal all in a series of exclusive media interviews.
THE DUST BEHIND THE DOOR - Thursday 28th January
A midsummer's dream for Hermia? More like a mid-life crisis.
Hermia from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – twenty-five years on from that strange night in Athens Wood, Hermia is having a mid-life crisis in her kitchen.
THE WHIRLIGIG OF TIME - Thursday 4th February
To hell with anger management, Malvolio wants revenge!
Malvolio from Twelfth Night is Chief Steward to Lady Olivia. He swears to take revenge on those he believes publicly humiliated him. He is true to his word.
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH - Thursday 11th Feburary
Miranda's revels now are ending, but island life looks such fun!
Thirty-five years after Miranda and her father Prospero left their island at the end of
The Tempest, the Queen of Naples is about to make her Silver Jubilee Queen’s speech. However all is not as it seems, and neither is she.
HAPPY AS LARRY - Thursday 18th February
Friar Lawrence faces criticism over star-crossed lovers’ fiasco.
It is a year since the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet and Friar Lawrence is questioning his faith whilst attempting to rebuild his life, but time is running out.