Grimm Tales For Fragile Times and Broken People
Age RatingSuitable for 12+
Next PerformanceMarch 5, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Creation Theatre's Grimm Tales For Fragile Times And Broken People is the first in a series of productions by its new online Repertory Company. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, a collection of familiar and lesser-known tales such as The Juniper Tree, The Moon, Godfather Death, Hansel and Gretel and Rumpelstiltskin, have been re-invented for an online show which places powerful storytelling at its very heart.
This atmospheric and haunting production for adults is set in a beautifully distorted and broken-down world with woodlands which cast creepy shadows in the moonlight. Here five storytellers confined within their own mini-theatre sets, beckon audiences to listen to their spellbinding and macabre narratives.
The show marks Creation Theatre’s 7th online production and almost one year on since the launch of its first acclaimed digital show The Tempest, Live. Lucy Askew, Chief Executive and Creative Producer said: “We really wanted to explore a different direction and strip away the technical wizardry and place storytelling at the very heart of this show. At a time when we are all feeling really closed-in we unashamedly went for dark escapism and explored the themes of isolation, poverty and confinement. We hope our audiences will connect with the narratives which feel so relevant and safe to explore in this way.”
Grimm Tales For Fragile Times And Broken People is directed by Gari Jones and has been devised by the five actors from the Rep which includes LIPA graduate Kofi Dennis, Dharmesh Patel (RSC, SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE); Natasha Rickman (GUILDFORD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, NEW DIORAMA, GREENWICH THEATRE, WILTONS MUSIC HALL, COLCHESTER MERCURY THEATRE), Annabelle Terry (THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMONDS, CREATION THEATRE’s The Tempest Live, BARN THEATRE) and Graeme Rose (STAN’S CAFÉ, RED SHIFT, KILN, BIRMINGHAM REP).
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