|Pericles and Cymbeline at the Drayton Theatre|
Following the sell-out success of Macbeth in 2012, Pistachio Choice Productions returns to The Drayton Theatre in South Kensington with its ‘lost & found’ double-bill of two of Shakespeare’s lesser known works: Pericles and Cymbeline.
Pistachio Choice focuses on re-imagining Shakespeare’s works with an emphasis on clarity and audience immersion. By putting these two rarely performed Shakespeare plays together, Pistachio Choice aims to shine a light on their status as accessible, unique and equally enthralling works in comparison to the popularity of his other more frequently produced plays. Using the intimate and versatile space of The Drayton Theatre, both productions will explore these less familiar stories using only four actors.
Fresh from working on Alan Bennett’s People at The National Theatre, Drew Mulligan directs Shakespeare’s ancient Greek adventure of Pericles, which spans six countries and twenty years as he encounters love, loss and a longing for the life he never had.
For the second play of the double-bill, director Antonio Ferrara will guide us through Shakespeare’s ‘most famous unknown play’: Cymbeline, King of the Britons.
Performances of Pericles: 5 February - 2 March 2013, Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm.
Performances of Cymbeline: 5 - 30 March 2013, Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm.
Venue Address: The Drayton Theatre, Upstairs at the Drayton Arms, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ.