4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, will be hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Bristol: Nia has a bone to pick with someone and today she is going to find them and tell them about themselves.
Sheila and Bri's marriage is fraught and fraying, their violently opposed opinions on the best way to care for their daughter are threatening to tear the family apart. Peter Nichols' mid Twentieth-century examination of Britishness, marriage, mental health and attitudes towards disability, asks probing and confronting questions about the meaning of family, the value we place on existence and what constitutes 'a life worth living'.
Based on the life of Laura Kieler, a close friend of Henrik Ibsen’s, and first performed in 1879, A Doll’s House initially met with controversy over the way it criticises nineteenth-century marital norms. Ibsen confronts the problems with an exclusively male society, and a woman’s place within that.
The battle of wit and will raging between the fairy Queen and King, Titania and Oberon, sees the worlds of men and magic collide in one of Shakespeare's most beloved and narratively complex plays. A Midsummer Night's Dream is counted among Shakespeare's High Comedies.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Shakespeare combined theatricality, Greek mythology and the supernatural to create what is arguably his most playfully imaginative work.
On the eve of the wedding between Theseus and Hippolyta, four lovers find themselves at the mercy of the fairies in the Athenian woods. Interconnecting with a ramshackle group of players rehearsing a play for the celebrations, the stories and confusions interweave and finally resolve.
Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1827 at the young age of 17. Music scholar George Grove described it as 'the greatest marvel of early maturity that the world has ever seen in music'.
Marking the centenary on 27 October 2014 of Dylan Thomas's birth, this drama written by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies, explores the final days of this famous poet, known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle as well as his brilliance.
Three former big-league baseball players reunite at a fantasy camp and reveal funny and poignant secrets about their lives and careers.
Played out through mishaps, misfortunes and mistaken identity, Goldoni's play is an exploration of classic archetypes from the school of commedia dell'arte. Featuring one of theatre's greatest 'stock characters' in manservant Truffaldino, A Servant of Two Masters descends into farce via a series of intricate set-pieces.
In a 1950s Italian-American neighbourhood, a stone's throw from the Brooklyn Bridge, live Eddie and Beatrice, with their orphaned niece Catherine. The depth and darkness of Eddie's feelings towards the girl set in motion a chain of events that propels one of Miller's most iconic tragic heroes towards his undoing.
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion.
Arthur Miller's autobiographical drama takes place inside the tortured mind of a 40-year-old lawyer. Quentin is haunted by his disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol, rumored to be based on Marilyn Monroe, Miller's second wife.