Venus and Adonis

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A new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, in a black box production for four actors, accompanied by live violin. Beautiful, passionate and heartbreaking theatre from Act V Theatre. Starring Nathan Richards, Fiona McClure, Trish Ferguson-Jay and Paul Richards.

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‘The Rape of Lucrece’: “Three talented performers dramatised Shakespeare’s passionate narrative poem. A compelling combination of live action and reflective narration proves simply irresistible” (Bristol Evening Post).

‘Macbeth’: Alma Tavern Theatre, Clifton “A timely reminder of the murderous effects of political shenanigans and backstairs double dealing in the race for power is demonstrated in a superbly stripped-down version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Act V Theatre has gained a well-deserved reputation for its imaginative interpretations of Shakespeare, and this ‘Macbeth’ is no exception to this consistently high standard” (Bristol Evening Post).

“Act V’s pared-down, breakneck-speed ‘Macbeth’ was a healthy treat for anyone jaded by too much Bardic excess: the Bristol troupe, given to re – inventing the classics, were on song here. With a cast of four, and no scene changes, the show was kept to a nippy eighty minutes and was a visceral joy to watch” (Venue Magazine).

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