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Queen Mab

21 to 26 Jun 2021

Iris Theatre

Inspired by Mercutio's famous speech in Romeo & Juliet, Queen Mab brings this mythic dream-weaver into the mundanity of pandemic life. A coming-of-age tale for fifteen-year-olds and five-hundred-year-olds alike.
Queen Mab at Iris Theatre

Image courtesy Iris Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


A suburban street.


The night is ink and moonlight.


A lone fox noses through your bins.


Out in the garden, I am watching …


This is not my first plague.


Mab is an ancient being who doles out dreams and nightmares to her sleeping victims.


She has watched humans for centuries, knows our worst fears and wildest fantasies - and quite frankly, she's bored of us.


That is until a chance meeting with Freya Roberts, a locked-down teen watching her best years slip away.


As Mab and Freya strike up an unlikely friendship, the faerie is reluctantly drawn into the laughter, squabbles, triumphs and anxieties of the Roberts' family.


But when grief threatens their world, can Mab maintain her impartial role of observer?


Inspired by Mercutio's famous speech in Romeo & Juliet, Queen Mab brings this mythic dream-weaver into the mundanity of pandemic life.


A coming-of-age tale for fifteen-year-olds and five-hundred-year-olds alike.


Through music and storytelling, Queen Mab examines the euphoria, confusion and loneliness of youth.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Theatre


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Postal address:
St Paul's Church
Bedford St
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9ED

Box office tel: 020 7240 0344

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 21 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 26 June 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday: 7:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30pm

Wednesday: 7:30pm

Thursday: 7:30pm

Friday: 7:30pm

Saturday: 7:30pm


Matinee:

Thursday: 2:30pm

Saturday: 2:30pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
From £14

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Creatives


Author: Danielle Pearson
Director: Georgie Staight
Designer: Isobel Nicholson
Production: Flux Theatre and Arsalan Sattari Productions

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