Apricity Theatre

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Theatre company focused on adaptation, new writing and physical performance. Making visually striking, poetic work focused on amplifying unheard voices. Exploring how our identities affect our lives, our perspectives and our experiences.

We are Apricity Theatre. We explore personal and poetic stories through new writing, adaptations and physical performance. We create strong visual theatre centred around identity  and its effects on our experiences of the world around us and the situations we find ourselves in.

Established in 2013 by Hannah Mosettig and Charlotte Turner-McMullan during our time at Bath Spa University, our first production Morbo Amoris was staged at The Museum of Bath at Work. Since then we have continued to experiment with creative and found performance spaces – galleries, basements, pubs – and with new explorations into poetic story-telling.

We have formed connections with organisations such as Concoction Theatre Company, Black Dog Productions, Confessions of The Youth Theatre, The Barded Ladies, Beyond The Horizon, Bath Spa University and many more, and continue to seek out new creative families everywhere we go.

Our Shakespeare adaptation series, featuring Fall of Kings, Between the Armies, and soon The Breach, received five- and four-star reviews form 365 Bristol and Theatre Bath. The series is connected with research into the performance of masculinities in Shakespeare’s history plays, with workshops running alongside the shows to further their social and creative impact. Alongside our Shakespearean explorations, our one-woman show Open Mic., written by Hattie Taylor and performed last year, is under development before heading out on tour in 2019.

Portfolio

Between the Armies

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “an 80s funfare of attitude and hip action” … “a baseball bat swinging, throat throttling roller coaster of a heated battle” 365 Bristol ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “neon-lit” Theatre Bath Between the Armies, an original re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 directed by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, followed Fall of Kings in a series of three Shakespeare adaptations and explored Shakespeare’s coming-of-age story in a world rich in indoctrination and conflict.

Open Mic.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “important” Katie Grime, Theatre Bath   What is mental health? It’s a big scary label that a lot of people have a lot of opinions on, but really isn’t it just a fancy way of saying “the stuff that goes on inside everyone’s head”? This exploration of one person’s relationship with their brain cries out for the start of a visible conversation about mental health. Featuring original music from local singer-songwriter Matilda Dickinson and musings from writer Hattie Taylor, Open Mic. is a soul-baring look into the way our brains function (or fail to). Maybe you’ll find out that our brains are a little bit like yours.

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Fall of Kings

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This earthy, poetic retelling of William Shakespeare’s Richard II was adapted by Charlotte Turner-McMullan and performed at Burdall’s Yard in March 2018. Fall of Kings explores a time of violence, of change, and of turmoil, to tell the story of a man who lived and died beneath the shadow of an unattainable ideal.

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Morbo Amoris

Written by Charlotte Turner-McMullan and directed by Hannah Mosettig, Morbo Amoris was Apricity’s debut production, performed at The Bath at Work Museum in 2014.

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