The Power behind the Crone
The following event may be of interest to BSA members.
RADA FESTIVAL 2016: The Power Behind the Crone
Created and performed by Alison Skilbeck Directed by Tim Hardy
Wed 22 Jun, 2:00pm; Mon 27 Jun, 9:00pm
£10/ £5 concession
‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women’
Professor Artemis Turret sets out to refute these words in her final lecture to the Enfield U3A. Her old chum, national treasure Dame Bunti Smart, has promised to give ‘her’ vengeful Queen Margaret, ‘her’ tough-loving Paulina, ‘her’ tragi-comic Mistress Quickly…However, Enfield seems not to be on Dame Bunti’s radar, and Prof Turret is forced to throw away her notes, dust down her theatrical talent, and let the words take her. She warms to the task, discovering first-hand the full power, and glory, of Shakespeare’s crones.
Alison’s one-woman shows Are There More of You and Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London have both appeared in previous RADA Festivals. Alison will be taking Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
She and Tim Hardy have acted and directed Shakespeare here and at many US universities. They are both RADA Associate Teachers, specialising in Shakespeare. Tim’s career after RADA began at the RSC: he now tours Trials of Galileo and At The Mountains of Madness for Icarus Theatre. He sang Geoff Page’s Ancient Mariner at RADA Festival 2013.