Beaten Gold


The New Renaissance Collective presents the stories of two rulers whose desires threaten the long-sculpted work of their forefathers.
Beaten Gold at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield

Image: New Renaissance Collective


Overview


Genre: Opera and theatre
Venue: St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield
Started: Friday 14 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 15 September 2018
Running time:65 minutes
Age suitability: 16+

Background


Trained in physical theatre at l'École Jacques Lecoq, Paris, director Sam Rayner unites the lyrical rhythms of Shakespeare's poetry and Monteverdi's fleshly musical lines with the drama of the body, in a production led by musical director Frederick Waxman (Ante Terminum Productions) and produced by Camilla Seale and Frederick Waxman.

Synopsis


Who has not wondered what lies behind the faces of our leaders?


Authority, desire and fear - chiseled, sanded and beaten into human forms.


The New Renaissance Collective presents the stories of two such rulers, whose desires threaten the long-sculpted work of their forefathers.


Weaving together selected scenes from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Shakespeare's de-coronation of Richard II, we lift the curtain on the sighs, the glances, the clashes of metal, and the stutters of failure that lie beyond the smooth beaten surface of a mortally longed-for crown.


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Theatre


Name:
St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield


Postal address:
Cloth Fair
London EC1A 7JQ

Box office tel: -

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 14 September 2018

Press night:Friday 14 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 15 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10 students

Cast


Poppea - Camilla Seale

Nerone - Laura Hocking

Richard - Angus Bower-Brown

Bolingbroke - Frank Kerr

Northumberland - Saul Boyer

Mowbray - Hylton West


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Director: Samuel Rayner
Designer: Laura Albeck
Musical direction: Frederick Waxman
Lighting: Chris Burr
Production: New Renaissance Collective

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