Pericles – All at Sea
A production from multi story theatre on 16 February. A pair of story-tellers evoke a world in which a young girl is sold to a brothel; in which conflict and famine are devastating parts of Syria, Lebanon and Turkey;in which a fisherwoman finds bodies tangled in her nets; and in which the kindness of strangers saves those in peril on the Mediterranean Sea. Suitable for age 14+.
date: Saturday 16 February. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
venue: Reading Quaker meeting house, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB
Free performance, followed by a ‘pay what you will’ collection and refreshments. For more information and to reserve seats, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This review by Toby Jones give some background to the company and the production: “The story is reworked and performed by a pair of actors (Bill Buffery and Gill Nathanson) with great skill and presence. The language was largely ‘Shakespearian’ in style but was delivered in such a way that it was natural and easy to follow. They told the tale of Pericles’ travels, shipwrecks and other dangers, and his various relationships by playing all the characters. It is recognisably the original play but lightened by humour and clever little additions.
I was completely engaged from the moment they stepped up on stage. The whole story was condensed into an hour which passed very quickly. It is a wonderful tale of adventure and endeavour told by two fine actor/storytellers and delighted in by all.”