Free outdoor theatre in the park
Over two nights, students from Central Saint Martins will perform scenes from William Shakespeare’s Late Plays.
This interactive performance takes place in the very special setting of Gasholder Park and marks 400 years since the death of our most famous playwright.
Brave New World draws on Shakespeare’s four late plays, Pericles (1608), Cymbeline (1609), The Winter’s Tale (1610) and The Tempest (1611). This interpretation explores the female roles in the four plays, a journey through the silence of the unnamed daughter in Pericles, to response of The Tempest’s Miranda upon seeing mankind:
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t
-Miranda “The Tempest” Act V Scene 1
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April at 6pm. Admission is free, and tickets are available here.