Interview with producer Ellie Mackenzie of Oddsocks National Touring Company about to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ at Mary Arden’s 1st & 2nd August
Written by LianeKate on August 1, 2014
Oddsocks return to Mary Arden’s Farm 1st August – 2nd August!
National touring company Oddsocks Productions return to much-loved Mary Arden’s Farm with two of Shakespeare’s fantastically funny comedies! In true Oddsocks style both ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ promise to be an evening of Shakespeare unlike any other!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – playing on Friday 1st August at 7.30pm is one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, featuring passionate lovers, magical fairies, farcical misunderstandings and happy endings set amidst the forest of Athens.
Twelfth Night – playing on Saturday 2nd August at 7.30pm is an exciting, modern and musical take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identity, love and disguise! Discarding their doublet, hose and fairy tights to don sharp suits, the cast of 6 pick up their electric guitars, plug in the amps and treat the audience to a Brit pop sensation of an evening in which Shakespeare’s most anarchic plotline combines with popular music hits to create a party atmosphere like no other.
As Shakespeare celebrates his 450th birthday, Oddsocks celebrate their 25th anniversary, having toured 70 productions along the way! Returning to Mary Arden’s Farm as firm favorites with their audiences for another comedy delight in Shakespeare’s home county!
Here is what some of the audiences have said so far:
“A wonderful, exhilarating, funny and downright enjoyable performance of Twelfth Night by a fantastic bunch of Players.”
“We came out with the “feel good” factor.”
And the reviewers:
“The performance was full of colour and energy with lots of music to aid the narrative, which meant the typical Shakespeare newcomer could still relate to the story because of the music choice.”
“The whole show was just excellent with its perfectly timed wit and engaging performances by the actors who oozed enthusiasm during every part that they played. Laughs, gasps and applause rippled throughout the audience.”
Advance ticket prices start from only £10! Book now at www.oddsocks.co.uk/theatre/box-office or call 01332 258328 to secure your spot at one of the most popular venues on their tour!
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