A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riot of passion, music and dance, exploring love and relationships, appearance and reality, and the essential nature of the power of imagination.
This lecture examines the representational choices made in neo-Victorian life-writing in reconstructing and re-imagining a historical case of transgender: James Barry, Senior Colonial Medical Officer of the British army from 1813 to 1859. Speaker: Professor Ann Heilmann
Adapted from Pedro Almodóvar’s multi award-winning film, Samuel Adamson’s play follows Manuela, a frustrated actress who has tragically lost her son in a car accident.
Set in the trendy bars, offices and galleries of contemporary London, in fast moving snapshots, Simon Bowen’s first full length play is a brilliant exploration of the nature of freedom.
Europe in crisis, the stock market on the verge of collapse, foreigners mistrusted, paranoia rife. Amid the fizz, frenzy and frolics, some guests just want to be alone.
Narges Hashempour, scholar, actress, director, writer, curator and dramaturge, compares two historical periods of ‘theatrical interweaving’ in Iran’s modern theatre history.
Based on Alain Mabanckou’s novel, this is ten-year-old Michel’s exuberant eye witness account of growing up in 1970s Pointe Noire, Congo.
Inspired by Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s remarkable novel, this story follows Korin, an archivist from Hungary, as he embarks on a mission to the centre of the world - New York.
Based on Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist, Maktub is the story of Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd who pursues a dream that takes him on an epic journey across a war-torn desert.
This talk will investigate current and past trends in theatrical globalisation from an institutional perspective. Speaker: Professor Christopher Balme