New drama. Big reputation.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is on the make
New theatre is all well and good, until it isn't. And then it's awful. So how's about trying your newness with world beaters, the Royal Shakespeare Company? Their latest newbie, Crooked Dances, introduces Katy, a 30-something journo assigned to interview an eccentric and infamous pianist. Having become trapped together, the pair share an experience which quickly escalates to involve sorcery, the occult and ‘stretched time’. Inspired by the music of real-life composer Erik Satie, (an obsession of the writer, Edgbaston’s own Robin French) although modern in many ways, the production flirts with Gothicness and has a synopsis which comes on like a present-day Dracula. Well worth getting your teeth into. Sorry. At the RSC's The Other Place from June 20 to July 13. Tickets are £15, with £5 tickets available if you somehow still manage to fall within the 16 to 25 bracket. Show off.
Image: Ellie Kurttz (c) RSC
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