His first typesetter apprenticeship… the First Folio of Shakespeare.
- Age RatingUnrated
- Next PerformanceSeptember 26, 2023 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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‘There’s power in that fingerprint of yours. Make sure to use it wisely.’
London 1623. Apprentice typesetter, 17-year-old John arrives to work under the mentorship of veteran printer Isaac Jaggard on a potentially game-changing new commission - Shakespeare’s first-ever complete works.
As they grapple to get a confusing manuscript of ‘Macbeth’ onto the page, adding their own creative touches to the text along the way, they begin questioning who the storytellers really are…
Celebrating the power of words, this contemporary reimagining stamps the page with humour and ingenuity, telling ever-changing perspectives.
Presented in line with the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, yet still relevant to audiences today, COMPOSITOR E is a new play exploring the many unlikely fingerprints that write and rewrite history.