Posted 26 July 2012
Fierce Recommends: Forests, Shakespeare through the lens of one of Europe’s most prominent theatre directors, Calixto Bieito
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and Barcelona Internacional Teatre in Association with the Royal Shakespeare Company present. . .
Based on texts by William Shakespeare
31 August – 15 September /Presented at The Old Rep Theatre
“Let the forest judge” – A new Shakespearean odyssey imagined by one of Europe’s most prominent theatre directors, Calixto Bieito.
Commissioned as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012, Forests uses original verse from Shakespeare’s forest and heath scenes to take audiences on an odyssey from the calmness of paradise to the uncertainties of purgatory and finally into the flames of hell.
Starting in As You Like It’s forest of Arden, stopping off in the moving trees of Macbeth’s Birnan woods and finishing in the bare wilderness of King Lears cliffs of Dover, this new production will be a spellbinding, vivid and imaginative theatrical journey.
With a great cast led by Catalan actors Josep Maria Pou, Roser Cami and English actor George Costigan.
“Hamlet in the raw. Bieito is always controversial but this savage reworking of Shakespeare is sheer genius… the reworking of the text is thrillingly radical, yet deeply respectful of the original play.”
The Scotsman on Hamlet
Tickets start from £8.00 (with concessions available)
Box Office: 0121 245 3344